Since coffee is such an integral part of my life I thought I would share with you how I go about making my daily brew.
- First I start off with Dunkin' Donuts Hazelnut coffee. Even though I know that there are much 'nicer' coffees out there and I am sure any coffee conosseiur would scold me, I always come back to my Dunkin' Donunts coffee.
- I make the coffee using a Bodum french press that I purchased at Starbucks. After using a regular coffee maker for years I finally made the switch and I promise you it makes all of the difference. The coffee is ten times richer, and less bitter.
- Add seven 7 gram scoops to the bottom of the press (the golden ratio is 2 tblspn coffee/6oz water). Traditionally you should use freshly coarse ground coffee but I just use the preground stuff.
- Pour in boiling water almost up to the top of the silver rim, make sure to leave about 1/2 inch of space.
- Wait about a minute until a crust forms on the top and then stir the coffee (ignore the bacardi & wine in the background- I swear that is not part of my morning routine!)
- Put the plunger on top in the upright position and wait at least 4 minutes for the coffee to brew
- Pour a cup, don't let it set in the press too long otherwise it will get bitter.
- I always add Trader Joe's vanilla soy creamer.