Some days there is nothing like a freshly brewed cup of coffee, especially if it is freshly pressed.
The trick to a great French Pressed coffee is in the grounds. So, here is our tried and true recipe. Use dairy free creamer or milk, and dairy-free whip cream to make this coffee that much more delicious!
“Whipped” French Press Coffee
Any size French Press
Your favorite whole bean coffee
Non-dairy creamer or milk – Regular milk and cream can be used instead
Non-dairy whipped cream – Regular whipped cream can be used instead
The general rule of thumb for brewing coffee is to use 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds for every 6 ounces of coffee. For your typical French Press pot, take 8 tablespoons of coffee beans and put them into the coffee grinder. “Pulse” grind the beans 6 or 7 times. Dump them into your French press. This should give you the very coarse grind you need for the perfect pressed coffee.
Start up your tea kettle and bring the water to solid boil.
Once the water has come to a boil, take it off the heat for 30 seconds. Then pour the hot water into the French press, while stirring the coffee beans simultaneously. A wooden spoon works best for this so that you don’t have to worry about damaging the glass. Fill the water until it reaches 1 inch below the top of the press.
Put the plunger / lid on top of the press, not pushing down on the plunger, and set the timer for 4 minutes.
After 4 minutes, push the plunger down slowly until it reaches the bottom of the press.
Pour into your favorite mug, sweeten with your favorite Sweetener (truvia, sugar, stevia, honey), add a dollop of non-dairy whipped cream. If you prefer, add in your favorite non-dairy, or dairy, milk or creamer in lieu of, or in addition to the sweetener.
Makes 2 cups of coffee