As the days get shorter, the nights longer and everything colder, coffee starts to seem even more appealing, doesn’t it? To lighten the day of everyone up here on the cold end of Europe, Wilfa is giving the people of the Nordic countries the chance to win 5 of its manual coffee brewer, the Svart Manuell! [This contest is over, as of the 25th of November]
One of the defining traits of Nordic coffee culture is its emphasis on black, filter brewed coffee. In the last few years, we have seen a reappraisal of black coffee outside of its social role: from a ubiquitous beverage to the expression of an origin and the hard work of a wide range of people.
At the same time, coffee brewing has also been re-thought, or in many cases, de-thought. Radical simplification has been the guiding principle, emphasising high quality ingredients – coffee and water – as well as precision in brewing.
The pour over method of brewing is one of the best examples of this trend: it is slow, with ritualised movements closer to tea brewing – a complete departure from the push-button office coffee makers we are all familiar with. It is low-tech, requiring only a funnel, a filter and the knowing hand of the person brewing. It forces you to slow down, and in turn appreciate your coffee more.
The contest runs until the 25th of November, and all you have to do is go to our Facebook page and answer a simple question! If it nothing comes up on your tablet, try using a computer!