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Process or product

Is it about the process? Or the product?

As much as possible, it should be about the process, and the process should be about producing the best product.

For me, the process of making coffee is much more meaningful than the product. Every morning, I put the kettle on, grind up the beans (by hand), and then proceed to pour the boiling water over the beans in a way I find produces a great cup. This process is now a form of meditation for me. The way the bubbles come up through the beans and form a dome, the sound of the coffee dripping into the carafe, the temperature of the handle of the kettle, only just cool enough to touch, it all adds up.

And then there’s the product, a perfectly crafted cup of coffee.

Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.


I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.


On my daily blog I post thoughts of a practicing Yamabushi that I hope people can use to better themselves and live as fulfilling a life as possible.


Sign up to the weekly Mountains of Wisdom newsletter, follow me on social (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, Clubhouse, all @kiwiyamabushi), or send me an email via the link below to stay in touch.


Tim.

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