If you just visited Costa Rica and bought a chorreador or if you’re looking for a way to amp up your coffee drinking routine this article will tell you everything you need to know about this traditional brewing method.
A chorreador is a popular brewing device used for over two hundred years in Costa Rica to create our world famous coffee. It is built of a wooden stand that holds the coffee cup or pot and a sock held open by a wire or rim. To brew, ground beans are placed in the cloth bag and hot water is poured over them.
The word chorreador comes from the Spanish verb, chorrear (to drip or trickle) Before the creation of modern brewing technologies almost every building in Costa Rica used a chorreador to make coffee.
So with many quicker, more modern options to brew your coffee why use chorreador? The short answer is that your taste buds will notice the difference. The natural simplicity of these devices is better for the environment and once you get a taste you won’t want to go back to more conventional methods.
First things first you’ll need to gather your materials!
This simple method has been enjoyed by Costa Ricans for generations and maintains all the delicious flavors Café Britt is famous for.