Minimalist Coffee


I recently wrote about minimalism, and a friend commented about her coffee maker. That dang coffee maker. Even if we don't use it, it's nice for guests. But having yet another appliance on the countertop is frustrating in the fight for counter space, especially in small space living. So I've compiled some of my favorite minimal coffee devices. If you love a good morning coffee ritual, you'll love these.

Pour Over
The pour over method is great because these little guys can fit nicely into your cabinet, leaving you with more counter space. 

My sister makes her coffee with an aeropress. Although I've never actually used it, (I usually kick back and chat,) I've had many a cup of coffee at her house it is always wonderful. 

French Press
The french press is our method of choice, simply because it is what we have done for years. It feels tried and true for us, and easy to bring camping. 

Admittedly I don't know much about the ever popular Chemex. I just know it is very lovely to look at (it's even on a permanent display at MOMA in NY) and must make delicious cup of pour over coffee.  

And lastly the Nespresso. Available at a few different price points depending on the size and gadgets, but this is by far the easiest latte I've ever seen. It is still a machine that sits on the countertop, but it is so beautiful I wouldn't mind. t dear friend of mine has one. I watched with my jaw dropped as I watched her make espresso and frothy milk. 

**Edited 6/23 to add the Moka Pot
A reliable source has confirmed that the Moka Pot does indeed make a delicious cup of coffee. 

How about you? What is your favorite way to make a cup of coffee?