Important notice - Major update coming on June 1st. Please read carefully.
This is how we do it... #XtremeKone @AbleBrewing @Sprudge 1. Ensure that your rope is securely anchored at the top of the face and and you have all your prescribed brewing equipment attached to your harness... Don't forget your Able Brewing Kone. 2. Once safely on belay, back up carefully toward the cliff edge allowing the rope to take your weight. 3. Keep your feet flat against the rock as you let the rope to slide through your figure-8, lowering yourself down the face. 4. Look for a small ledge or crack along the way that you can wedge your compact mini-stove into to heat the water in your kettle. 5. While your water is heating, anchor a pourover stand to the rock using a stomper wedge or cam. It is a good idea to use a quick draw to attach your drinking vessel to the stand. (Had I not done this, it would have fell to it's demise) 6. Using a Porlex hand grinder, grind 23 grams of freshly roasted coffee in the Kone, which should be in your pourover stand at this point. 7. Give the Kone a shake and a tap to flatten the grounds and then wet the them with water just off boil. Let the grounds bloom for about 45 seconds. 8. Continue pouring in small concentric circles around the perimeter being careful not to pour directly onto the Kone. (You may need to be mindful of wind conditions here) Be sure seize the moment to take in the view so high above the terra firma . 9. Allow the coffee to drain into your mug and continue pulse pouring in concentric circles to ensure you don't leave grounds high and dry pausing after every 75 grams or so. 10. You should be nearing 300 grams of water at this point which is your goal. A secondary goal at this stage can be "Rao Spin". I've been told that you get +20 barista points for style and technique. I awarded myself a triple cliffhanger bonus for a total of +60 for obvious reasons. Coffee should finish in just over 3 minutes from wetting the grounds... provided you don't fall. In that case, all bets are off. Finally sit back in your harness, sip that wonderful nectar of the god's and enjoy the view. PLEASE NOTE: This recipe can be modified to be employed while on flatter terrain.