1. Brew with Something Simple
Sure, it can be quite tempting to sling a sexy brewing device (like the Chemex featured above, or an Aeropress, or some other thing we've never heard of) to "wow" your distant relatives. But when you actually start brewing, things will get pretty annoying quickly with your aunts and second cousins coming over to ask you questions. We suggest keeping it simple with a french press and instead of "wowing" folks with the fancy tools, just wow them with the actual coffee. Good news - this week's roast is a damn fine Colombian that pairs nicely with that pumpkin pie.
You might even want to pre-measure (and pre-grind) at home before things get started. Seriously ... the amount of unwanted attention a scale attracts at these family functions just isn't necessary in your life. Spend more time drinking wine and less time explaining the 15:1 ratio to your Uncle Dougie.
If you need something a bit more powerful (aka, you have more folks to please than a french press can handle), check out this Bonavita 8-Cup brewer. It's outrageously simple and works like a charm. Oh, and it allows you more free time with your hands to drink wine and get animated.
2. Don't Blow the Music
Let's face it - you're never going to convince Great Uncle Bob that climate change is real and happening. Instead of never looking each other in the eyes again, might we suggest either a) reaching for the Adele, or b) rocking our crowd-pleasing holiday playlist! It's packed with all top acoustic favorites throughout the decades, and sprinkled with just a tad of Danzig. Just kidding about one of those two.
3. Share the Love
Once your cousin George has a chance to try our latest roast, it's quite likely he'll want to get on board. Don't miss the opportunity to hook him up with a $10 credit! We'll be doing some prettayyy sweet giveaways through December (drawing from the pool of "referrers") - get your name in the hat now, follow us on Instagram for more details soon!
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