One of the highlights of our annual trips to Timor-Leste has to be having a delicious, fresh cup of joe, Timorese style.
The brewing method we encounter most frequently is the basic pour over method. There's a twist, though- it can be done with a sock.
The villagers actually use a deep, sock-shaped cotton filter. They are reusable- just wash each time. (Mother Nature smiles upon ye.)
Making coffee village-style involves placing ground coffee in the filter, positioning over a coffee pot or cup and pouring hot water directly on top. (See diagram below.)
We have also tried using an actual sock- results seem to vary, but we think it's perfectly acceptable as an on-the-go hack! (Make sure you wash the sock first.)
Ready to get started? You can buy pre-ground or whole bean coffee here.