1. Pourover style
Fill the kettle your grandma gave you with water from one of the many artisian springs dotted thoughout the land. You've got a nice hot fire going in the Franklin wood stove. It doesn't take long before the ingenious steam whistle on the kettle blows. Time to go to work. Take the kettle off the stove and let it cool while you grind your Madrona Coffee in the antique looking manual coffee grinder. Yep, they still make the old school precision grinders so popular in yester year! It takes a second but the grinds come out so even, and there is satisfaction in not plugging into the “system.” Rinse your paper filter with hot water and set it inside the ceramic one cup style cone your cousin sent you from Japan. Pour some of your water that has cooled to around 200 degrees in the cone to preheat it. Hey fill up that mug too while you're at it. Preheating is what good friends do. Okay now put that coffee in your filter and drip some of the mountain fresh spring water in it. Just a lil' bit though. Now you'll notice that the grounds are wet and bubbling like the "bog of eternal stench," but oh no, the aroma (another word for stench) is remarkable. The bloom of your coffee has settled down. You continue to pour your water evenly over the grinds until your cup near runneth over. The hard work is over, but it's not for nothing, you now have an amazing cup of Madrona Coffee. Be proud! We are!!

2. French Press
You live out in the country like a pioneer where the old wood stove is always going, and that kettle full of rain water is always hot. Beethoven counted out 60 beans per cup, but busy farm folk don't have the time. You take your tablespoon, that Uncle Ernie carved out of a piece of walnut branch splintered off a tree by a mighty bolt of lightning, and measure out a rounded scoop for each cup you're gonna brew. Your old wood box grinder is now full of the Madrona Coffee beans that were roasted to perfection in the old-fashioned and time tested way. You adjust the grinder so the coffee comes out a little bit courser than normal. Crank away on that grinder for a minute until the last bean works it way though the burrs. Pull out the draw, take a smell of the fresh ground goodness, and pour it into the press. Mix in your water, put the lid on and get that old record out (Beethoven's 5th). By the time it starts really warming up, about four minutes, you press the pot, and pour out a gorgeous cup of Madrona Coffee. What a way to start the day!

3. Cowboy
Living off the land, roaming the country side, reading Thoreau, and drinking coffee. There isn't a lot of room in the satchels strapped to Molly, but you've got the essentials - bedroll, some rice and beans, few books, beat-up old pot, silver spoon, your grandfather's military issued Zippo, that haggard tin cup, pop's old Winchester (the one that won the west), manual coffee mill, and your bag of Madrona. The suns rays are your alarm clock, but the blue jays help out too. After a good morning stretch you mosey down to the creek and dip your pot into the brook. There's still a few embers on the fire so you're able to get it going pretty fast. The water boils in no time. Use the hot water to rinse out your cup then put your fresh grounds in there. Pour the water over the grinds until you can't no more. After pondering the days chores for a moment, take that silver spoon and “break the crust” on the top of your coffee. It turns the top of the cup into a lovely brown creamish color, which you then scoop off and discard to the dirt. Simple brew for your simple life. All the flavor in the cup reminds you that sometimes the simple things in life are the best.

4 Stovetop Espresso/Moka Pot
Every morning Rebecca wakes up at her condo over looking Lake Union. And, every morning Maria wakes up in her villa over looking. In the kitchen, Maria and Rebecca grind their beans to a fine espresso grind. They both pull out a shiny mokapot and disassemble it. They pack the grinds into the metal filter and pour water into the pot. They reassemble the Moka Pot, and place the pot on the stove. When the beautiful crema starts flowing through the spout it's time to take it off the heat. After Rebecca pours off her homemade espresso into a pre-warmed demitasse cup, and adds a bit of cream, she calls her grandma Maria to chat about the sauce she is thinking of making tonight...