Many moons ago, my friend Ann introduced me to real coffee. Coffee that was fresh, frothy and completely devoid of any bitterness or terrible aftertaste from sitting on a heating element for over an hour-gross! As she prepared “the” coffee, I was so intrigued by the process itself. You know sometimes the process brings as much delight as the final product…I’ll just leave that at that! For you purist coffee connoisseurs, this will not be news to you, but for many innocent unknowing people, I hope to bring you into the circle of the best coffee, ever drinkers.
If you can boil water, then you can do this!
Step 1. Put coffee grinds into press. For the 32oz press, I use 3 Tablespoons/Scoops of coffee grinds. You may want to tweek that depending on your preference for weak or strong coffee.
Step 2. Boil water. Pour boiling water into press, then put lid onto press with plunger sticking up. Go do something fun for about 3-5 minutes. In my first NYC apt, I had a bed, dresser, desk, window, coffee press and electric kettle. That’s what $600/mo gets ya. The other neccesities were in “common” areas…but that’s a whole other story. I may write about that one day and you can read it if you’re interested.
Step 3. After about 3 minutes which is the steeping time for your soon to be yummy coffee, gently press the plunger down until the press is at the bottom. The grinds go to the bottom and your coffee goes to the top-easy schmeesy and oh so good!
To enter your chance to win this a free French Coffee Press, all you have to do is:
1. Leave a comment about who you would like to have a cup of coffee with.
2. Send me: firstname.lastname@example.org, your email address (your privacy will always be respected and never shared) so I can enter you into the random drawing program, let you know if you won and get the shipping details.
3. The deadline to enter is Saturday, March 20th at 12noon.
4. Winner will be randomly chosen thru random.org and announced right here on this very blog on Monday morning, March 22nd.
Good luck and thanks for reading my blog!