I know, I know. Don't fret though (as if you were really worried..)!
This coffee post is not dedicated to my profession of love for this delightful caffeinated beverage.
It is, however, dedicated to me showing you how I do my thing with our coffee press.
Ok so, a little background:
-I broke our old coffee press.
-Ruben surprised me with another one.
Complete with travel press.
-We no longer use our coffee machine, ever.
-I have coffee daily. Yum.
Phew. Now that that's out of the way, I'll get to the process of how I go about making this yummy drink.
Things I use:
+Whole bean coffee
+Coffee press, of course :)
-You don't have to grind your own beans, but it does make it more tasty. Up to you though.
-Same goes for filtered water. Not totally necessary, but will provide a more delightful cup of joe.
Let's go on..
Step1 : Filtered water. Again, not necessary, but better.
Start the boiling in your kettle.. now.
Step 2: Coffee beans.
Whether you are grinding them yourself, or using ground ones, this is where you measure out how much you're putting in your press.Make you coarsely grind the beans so they don't seep through the press. I use 3-4 scoops depending on how strong I want it that day.
Step 3: Add water.
Once you have done all of this your water should be boiled or close to it. Add the water to press leaving an inch from the top.
Step 4: Stir.
Use either a plastic or wooden spoon/utensil , but NOT a metal one.
Step 5: Place cap on press.
Make sure you do not press the plunger down yet!
Set a timer either on your microwave or phone for 4 minutes.
For a stronger cup do 5min. For a weaker cup do 3min.
Step 6: Press down, pour and enjoy!
When your timer goes off your ready to press the plunger down.
Do this slowly and evenly until you reach the bottom.
Step 7(optional): Extra goodies.
Once you have completed steps 1-6 you're ready to enjoy your hot delicious beverage. If, however, you're like me and you don't often drink your coffee black, this is when you add in the extra goodies. I prefer French Vanilla creamer, but you can use anything you want. (Whip Cream, Sugar, Milk, etc.)
I also added some cookies I made to the mix.
You can add anything. Get creative. :)
Hope you all have a great week!
Spring 2011 semester starts tomorrow.
I'll keep you posted.