For many humans, coffee falls under basic needs. For remote workers seeking caffeine and the structure provided by ritual, coffee fanaticism is an occupational hazard.

schmonz’s current minimalist rig, self-isolated in a small village in Germany without most of the usual comforts:

  • Freshly ground beans from an awesome local-enough roaster who ships
  • AeroPress that I deliberately left with my in-laws years ago
  • Temperature-control kettle