Thursday, September 6, 2012

My Morning Coffee, The French Press

Short story: I had a French Press that I didn't know how to use. I gave it to my sister who also had it for many years not knowing how to use it. Last October a freak snow storm hit New England and they were without power for a week. In desperation, she took out the French Press, looked up some proper brewing instructions and using the gas stove, was able to survive on coffee. She then called me, told me all about the freak storm and about the discovery of the proper way to use the French Press. She likes coffee like I like coffee, so I decided to give it a go, and I'll never go back. Follow these instructions so you too can spend each evening thinking about your morning coffee.

For one cuppa: Begin by bringing 12 ounces of cold filtered water just to a boil.

Meanwhile, add 3 tablespoons of your favorite coffee to the French Press (course ground works best).
I always add cinnamon at this point. Not sure what a coffee master would say about this, but it tastes mighty good. I hear it speeds up the metabolism too ;)
Pour the gently boiled water over the grounds and mix with a wooden spoon. 
Put the top of the press on, don't press yet! Wait four minutes and THEN press slowly.
Pour.
Add you cream, add your sugar. 
Drink slowly, and get ready to take on the day. Any coffee left in the press will make fabulous iced coffee for later.

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    1. I love drinking coffee with you, Juany!

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  2. I came across your blog on a whim- and loved this post.

    The french press is the only way to drink coffee:-)

    I live off coffee. My brother in law introduced us to the press and then I introduced his daughter to it. I am working my way thru the family to convert them all. I do have a normal coffee pot for large gatherings, but it is rarely used.

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    1. Kisma-Thanks for reading! I totally agree that one of the drawbacks of the FP is that it doesn't make many cups. Here's to hoping that I have patient company!

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