In just about every kitchen in Costa Rica you’ll find a Chorreador de Caf?. It’s a simple pour over coffee maker that’s been used for hundreds of years.
They come in many different shapes and sizes, but I wanted a compact one for our upcoming RV trip. It fits nicely in a drawer and makes one cup of coffee at a time.
Stay tuned for the video of our first cup in the morning 🙂
I love that you made a chorreador and it turned out great! It’s one of the many things I miss about living the simple tico life. And you’re right… you will want to stock up on bolsas before leaving. Pura Vida!
Thanks. So far the coffee is great too!
Mike, I watched you use that dull chisel on your bare legs like a parent watching a child chase a ball into a busy street.
Basic rule of edged tools that has served me well: never apply force to the tool in the direction of your body or part of your body. With a knife or chisel you should always have the pointy bits motioning away from yourself (and no one else should be in the direction of your motion). Picture whittling a long stick with a knife. Your strokes should be away from your body and you should hold the stick with the other hand somewhere above where the knife is cutting.
Best wishes, Aperture.
How wide is the hole in the top for the bolsita filter?
I believe I made it 2 3/4″ and the filter ring was just over 3 inches.