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When I recently had a mommy coffee playdate at my house, I made the coffee in a french press for the best flavor to go great with the tasty chocolate cakes I made. It might seem intimdating if you're used to drip coffee, but preparing a french press is really easy and great way to get a full-bodied delicious cup of coffee.
Here's how you do it:
- Whole coffee beans
- Measuring spoon
- Bean grinder
- French press
Step 1: Start with great coffee
It seems like a no-brainer but the truth is that poor quality coffee beans make poor quality coffee. For great coffee, use high quality beans. I used Gevalia Traditional Roast that I picked up at my local Safeway.
Step 2: Measure
Measure out 2 Tablespoons of beans for every 6 ounces of water that your french press holds and add them to your grinder.
Step 3: Grind
Set your burr grinder to its coarsest setting and grind. If you have a blade grinder like we do, grind for about 4 seconds to have a coarse, chunky grind. Remove lid and plunger and add ground coffee to the bottom of the french press carafe.
Step 4: Brew
Heat water on the stove until just shy of boiling. Pour over the grounds in the french press and set a timer for five minutes. When the timer goes off, put the lid on the press and press the plunger down to stop the brewing process.
Step 5: Serve
Pour your coffee and add your favorite condiments. I love organic sugar and whole milk in mine.
Of course coffee is always more enjoyable with friends.
Coffee is great any time but especially great with friends. I was lucky to have two of my favorite mommy friends come over with their kids for a mommy playdate. The kids played in the living room and we sipped coffee and at delicious organic chocolate cake with homemade frosting (yum!) - the ingredients were, of course, from Safeway - and so were the cute little ramekins they're in.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
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