My friend, Heather, and I share a love for a great cup of coffee. A few months ago she and her family moved to Texas, I miss watching her open the bag of coffee beans and enjoy their aroma before measuring them into the grinder. It is an art, coffee at Heather's home is always about engaging all the senses.
She recently sent a bag of coffee beans for me to enjoy, and enjoy them I did. They were so dark and glossy, the fragrance rich and bold. These photos don't do it justice, they were taken long before sunrise so the lighting was poor but believe me it was most certainly a beautiful morning.
Just before grinding.
The fragrance was incredible.
Gather the optional accompaniments.
Note the tiny box with the ribbon, it contained the richest truffles I have ever enjoyed, thanks Heather--you're the best!