The Coadora

Last updated: January 28, 2018 at 15:35 pm

The coadora is put over the mouth of the coffee flask and the coffee is strained through it into the flask.

If you’re going live for some time or travel extensively throughout Brazil, you’ll have to learn a thing or two about Brazilian culture. And that brings us to: the coadora.┬áThe coadora gives Brazil the smell of coffee.

Did you know that Brazilians hardly ever make instant coffee? Yes, it’s true! You can find coffee everywhere, in every office and ever public school…everywhere, and more often than not, it’s free!

But Brazilians almost always take the time to make their coffee the Brazilian way. And that is with the coadora.

The Brazilian coffee grain is sold in small packets like these (pics coming soon). The water is put to boil, and two or three spoons of coffee are added to it. The coffee is boiled for less than two minutes, then taken off the fire and strained through the coadora into the flask. This is how you make Brazilian coffee.

The little extra effort is worth its weight in gold, because I wake up for the smell of Brazilian coffee.

I wake up for Brazilian Coffee.

When I’m in Brazil, I’m often intrigued by the sound of birds, the fresh wind in my face, and the friendly faces all around. But what lifts my mood most is the Brazilian coffee: I wake up for the smell of Brazilian coffee. It soothes my tastebuds and lifts my mood.

And what about you? What makes you relax and think deeply?

Related: Forget the coadora; look at this amazing antique coffee maker I found!

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