How to use a coffee press and have fun with it. I love drinking coffee, and I also love to have fun with it. Years ago, my good old friend Mr. Coffee Pot tragically fell to the floor after I gave it a bath. This was before Keurigs came out, anyways, I left it on the drying rack with the rest of the washed dishes. I was devastated! Was it pushed by the other not so loved dishes? Or did I happen to just pile everything too high like a 1960’s Beehive hairstyle, and it slipped to its death?
Fortunately, I had a back up in my cabinet. A coffee press! I was saved! I was rescued! Only one problem; I had absolutely no idea how to use one! Where do I even begin? How do I press coffee? Where do I even put the coffee? I seriously looked at this coffee press like I was trying to figure out how to get my kids to eat broccoli. I was not going to be defeated by this, so I did what every normal person with a computer does! I googled it! I quickly learned that there was not much info out there at the time about how to use a coffee press. I don’t pretend to be a connoisseur about how to make a delicious fresh french press coffee recipe, but I have a lot of fun with it, and I do enjoy drinking a nice rich cup of joe in the mornings.
Here is my How To Use A Coffee Press recipe
Step 1: Boil your water!
Step 2: Pick your strength! I say this because every website I have found will have different information, which can be confusing at first. The amount you use per cup of water all depends on how you like your coffee. There is no wrong way to make your coffee the way you like it.
- 2 TBSP of ground coffee per 1 cup of water if you are like me and like a nice full rich flavored coffee
- 1 TBSP to 1 1/2 TBSP per cup of water if you like a lighter/medium coffee
Scoop your measured coffee grinds of your choice, and pour them into the bottom of your coffee press. This is a good time to play with your coffee and add extra flavor to it. Add 1-2 tsp of cinnamon, nutmeg, or even chocolate to your grounds.
Step 3: Once your water is boiled, pour it into your coffee press. Let the coffee grinds and the water mix, you can even take a wooden spoon to mix it by hand. I always let mine rest (steep) 3-5 min after I have mixed it.
Step 4: Take your top with the mesh filter, and place it on the top of your coffee press. Slowly push the handle down, the mesh filter will push your grinds down and leave you a delicious rich coffee without the grinds.
Serve black or enjoy with your favorite coffee creamer!
Enjoy your coffee!