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A Morning With Department of Brewology & Populace Coffee

A Morning With Department of Brewology & Populace Coffee

Photography by @constancehigley and scanned by @richardphotolab.

Photography by @constancehigley and scanned by @richardphotolab.

Since taking a step back from working full-time as a barista, my home-brewing game has been on a come up. When my unlimited supply of free coffee came to a halt, I unboxed my dusting coffee brewing equipment and started allowing myself the pleasure of enjoying a morning in solace with a cup of brew. Honestly, I love the process of making coffee more than actually drinking it. I get hypnotized by the way the water and coffee react to one another, drawn in further by the outgassing of the aromatics. I think this is why I prefer brewing with a Chemex over other methods- it requires more of my attention for a longer period of time, sucking me all the way in. On top of that, I personally enjoy the pronounced clarity and body the Chemex tends to yield, too.

A coffee I'd been drinking the past month (and am sad I have no more of) was a washed Indonesian, the Sulawesi Pango Pango, roasted by Populace Coffee in collaboration with Department of Brewology. This was the second Interactive Collaboration Exercise boxset I'd received and it blew me out of the water. Aside from the gorgeous print displaying a mantra I can totally get by and the enamel Kalita pin included, this coffee made me shift my preconceived expectations of what Indonesian coffees taste like.

I couldn't help but share this with a few friends, so I brought some over to my good friend and creative partner, Constance Higley, and we ended up shooting the set on film for fun. I'm beginning to learn more about film photography, and I hope to incorporate more of it to capture my adventures in coffee over time!

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Thanks to David of Department of Brewology for sending this to me! Can't wait to order the next one!

- m.

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