How-To Make The Best Coffee Ever! The Perfect Ratio...

/ Thursday, November 15, 2012

A few years ago my boyfriend gifted me a coffee grinder and a handwritten note with his bean-to-water French press ratio for Valentines Day. Hand to god, it was one of the best presents I've ever received. I was an abysmal coffee maker before I met him, well intentioned but truly sub-par. I'd panic when he'd say "I'll make breakfast, you make the coffee" on Saturday morning. Bestowing his time-tested ration upon me was—thank goodness!—the key to my turnaround (and his graceful escape from a lifetime of crappy coffee). I like to use Plowshares Daterra Sweet Blue beans. Here's how we brew 'em at home:

MAKES: about 4 cups

½ cup whole coffee beans
3½ to 4 cups boiling water

1. Grind the coffee beans in a grinder for about 30 seconds. Transfer to a French press. Pour the boiling water over the grounds and cover with the top of the French press. 
2. Let steep 5 minutes, then push down the filter to stop the brewing. Serve immediately.

Are you a coffee drinker? How do you usually make it at home? I'd love to know!

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