Costa RicaCosta Rica

Coffee

Costa Ricans have a love for coffee brewed in their history as Central America's major exporter of java. Many drink as much as four cups a day and coffee is often served with every meal. Costa Rican coffee is traditionally brewed in a chorreador (coffee stand). Usually made from wood, these coffee stands include a cloth filter where hot water is poured through to make a single cup of coffee. Traditionalists swear by the chorreador claiming that the cloth filter helps preserve caffeine oils that can't pass through paper filters

Cooking Time: 5 min Yield: 4 servings Level: Easy

Ingredients

8 tablespoons Costa Rican gourmet coffee
4 cups water

Directions

Brewing Coffee Costa Rican Style: Place a coffee sock (cloth filter) in a round hole at the top of a wooden Costa Rican coffee stand (chorreador). Place 8 tablespoons Costa Rican gourmet coffee in the coffee sock. Place a coffee pot underneath coffee sock. Bring water to a boil. Pour boiling water into coffee sock.

Brewing Coffee Standard Style: Place 4 cups water in your coffee maker. Place 8 tablespoons of Costa Rican gourmet coffee into your coffee maker's filter. Turn on your machine.