Enjoying a cup of coffee is one of my treasured moments throughout my day. I have become more of a coffee enthusiast for a few years now. I have always loved coffee, but had never owned my own coffee maker or french press. And I would usually only have a cup when we went out to a restaurant. Then my sister and brother-in-law came into town while Benjamin was on deployment and joyfully found me a French Press at the Goodwill for $4.00! Then My brother-in-law Jon, gifted me with some yummy coffee from Gevalia and since then I have become a very serious coffee drinker!
Thanks a lot Jon and Marie! 😉
About four months later, as I was washing my beloved French Press, I knocked it against the kitchen sink and broke it, “sniff”. I checked at the store to replace it and was saddened at how much they go for, making me miss my Goodwill gift so much more. In desperation for a cup of coffee, I pulled out a cheese cloth sieve and covered my tea pot with it, scooped out some coffee grounds, poured the hot water, let it steep for a few minutes and then poured the beautiful dark coffee into my coffee cup, mmmm…..
Since that time, I now have a beautiful coffee maker that my parents gave me as a housewarming present. It is so nice and new, and even has a timer.
Last week I discovered I ran out of coffee filters and wouldn’t be going to the store for several more days. So I returned to my old way of making coffee.
Place the coffee grounds into the middle of the filter.
My rule of thumb for measuring is, 1 part coffee grounds, to 2 parts water. So for this teapot I used 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds and 4 cups boiling water.
Allow the coffee to steep for several minutes. Much like you do with a French Press or with tea.
Try to cover the coffee if you can to keep the heat in.
Pull the sieve and drain off the dripping liquid.
If it is not too hot, I will gently squeeze to get any remainder liquid and coffee out.
Pour yourself some deliciousness!
This is also a great way to make coffee for your guests if they enjoy it but you don’t own a coffee maker. This is basically the same as making your coffee with a French Press. The only difference is you aren’t pressing down the grounds.
You should go make some right now 🙂