I love pure, black coffee! I love all kinds of pure, black coffee, except if instant and chicory are considered pure. I love the pure, black coffee of Peru!
I especially love the Peruvian coffee of Urubamba in the Sacred Valley near Cusco Granted, some coffee from Urubamba has sugar in it, but Urubamba coffee can be obtained without sugar. I am talking about pure, black, fresh ground coffee that can be purchased by the small bag all the way up to by the kilo in the market just off the Plaza de Armas of Urubamba
The coffee I’m talking about is the one I purchase from a lady named Sandra who has a stand inside the market building near the poultry and fish section. Her coffee has such a rich aroma that when she opens a bag of her sensational coffee right there in the market, you can smell those coffee beans roasting and your palate can taste the delicious coffee warming your mouth.
When you actually get this coffee home, you cannot wait to brew up a pot. Wow! What a smooth, pure enjoyment it is! I have a regular coffee maker, but I prefer to make this coffee of Urubamba up the old fashioned way. I just put a pan of water on the stove to boil up and after bringing to a rolling boil, I put the coffee in, turn off the heat, cover the pan and let it sit a few minutes. Then I pour the brew through a filter into the coffee maker decanter and relish the pouring into my cup. Ah! The aroma that fills the air from the moment I open the bag to put the coffee in the pan to the moment I put the cup of coffee to my mouth is delightfully enchanting.
I don’t like to boil coffee of any kind. Boiling coffee ruins the true essence of the bean. Putting pure coffee in water that has already been brought to a boil and letting it sit a few minutes brings out the magic of the coffee beans from which the coffee has been roasted and ground. And I especially do not want to ruin this coffee of Urubamba in the Sacred Valley of Peru.
As I sit with my steaming cup of pure, black coffee, the sacredness of the coffee from Urubamba is royal!Do you remember the best coffee you ever tasted?
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