Like many others, I start every morning out with a cup o joe. Usually I put my pod in the single cup coffee maker (ok, my husband puts my pod in the coffee maker, but does it really matter who puts it there? I guess if he weren’t doing it, it would matter, that’s for sure!) and very quickly I have a cup of coffee to enjoy. There’s nothing wrong with that, but every once in awhile, when I’m not in such a hurry, and I want to savor the moment, I make a press pot. Press pot coffee is so great because I can add my favorite flavors to it. I can add cocoa and cinnamon to make a Mexican coffee or I can add pumpkin pie spice and make it Chai flavored, or I could even add some cayenne pepper to spice it up. How great is that?!
I love having a press pot of coffee with my husband on the weekends. There’s just something special about sharing a french press with someone you care about. Time seems to slow down and allow you to truly appreciate their company. That is… if you can set your phone aside for awhile. You know who you are.
Use a medium to coarse grind on your coffee, pour some hot water over it, stir, put the lid on, let it brew for 4 minutes, plunge, and pour!
On a lazy Saturday morning, I like to get out the french press and make a pot of coffee. It kind of feels like I’m pampering myself, maybe even a little bit indulgent. What’s better than taking some time away from all of the hustle and bustle of every day life to share a pot of coffee with someone I really care about?
I put my silenced phone out of reach and patiently I wait 4 minutes for my coffee to brew. With great anticipation, I pour myself a robust cup of press pot coffee, curl up in a warm blanket, and… turn on my favorite cooking show. That’s right, I truly appreciate the company of the cooking channel! Now make a press pot and choose your favorite person, or book ,or TV show, or even social media on your phone (as long as you’re a follower of Artzy Foodie) to enjoy it with!
- coffee grounds, medium-coarsely ground
- To a press pot, add 3 Tbsp medium-coarsely ground coffee beans for every 1 cup of water
- Bring water to boil, let cool slightly
- Pour water over coffee grinds
- Put the lid on and let brew for 4 minutes