I love coffee. I mean seriously love coffee. I'm not one to hit the coffee shop very often though. I almost always make and drink coffee at home. In fact, sitting with a steaming cup of coffee and leisurely reading the newspaper is one of my favorite things in life. You knew I was a simple girl, right?
Recently, I learned about cold-brewed french press coffee from some friends on Twitter. I've had a french press pot taking up real estate in a kitchen cabinet for years but rarely used it and when I did, it was to make french press coffee the old-fashioned way. To cold-brew your coffee takes a bit of forethought and planning. In the evening, to the french press pot I add a tablespoon of coffee for each cup of water. Then, give the water and coffee grinds a good stir to makes sure that the coffee doesn't get all clumped up. Place the lid on the pot but leave the plunger up until morning and place the pot into the fridge. Because the press pot is quite tall with the plunger up I usually place it on the door of the fridge where there is plenty of vertical space.
In the morning, slowly push the plunger down to trap the coffee grounds onto the bottom of the press pot. Then, pour the coffee into a microwave safe mug and nuke it to heat it up. I promise you that you will enjoy the smoothest, most flavorful cup of coffee ever. Go ahead, give it a try or better yet come on over and we can enjoy some together.