Brewing Guide: Nel Drip



Background

The Nel Drip, or coffee sock, is one of the oldest methods to brew kafe. My Abuelita Luz brewed her café colao using the coffee sock in the mountains of Adjuntas, Puerto Rico. This coffee brewing method is known for its thick dense flavors. It’s precise, amazingly smooth, and built like a glass of wine. The nel is somewhat temperamental and delicate. A quick pour, flippant whip of the wrist, or water that’s not properly brewed can negatively impact its flavor. The perfect cup demands a writer's determination, an artist's aptitude for creativity, and a physician's touch.


What you need

Coffee

Grinder

Kettle

Nel Drip set

Scale

Thermometer

Timer