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Every coffee lover needs to know how to make a good cup, so today we are sharing how to make the perfect cup of French Press coffee. It is one of the easiest methods and one that, when done correctly, will always guarantee you a perfect brew.
At the end of our longest days, somewhere between the doldrums of the workweek’s rebirth, and its sweet death, we try to gird ourselves, remembering, as Tolstoy said, that “The two most powerful warriors are patience and the passage of time,” even as we wonder much of either we actually have left. Such is the uniquely modern human condition that with a skull full to the bursting point of patiently born frustration that, like penitents seeking to appease an angry god, we must engage our minds in calming rituals.
For me, one such moment came during a recent supply trip to CVS, where, on the heels of a long line of content, I found myself wandering the aisles in something of a blank daze as I simply went through ‘the motions of living.’ By the time the mist had cleared from my eyes, I had entirely forgotten why I was actually there in first place. However, rather than leave empty-handed I decided to add a new layer to what is fast becoming one of my favorite de-stressing rituals, and picked up a package of new OREO Thins before heading home, which are available in original, mint, and golden varieties.
Once home, I undertook that most ancient and sacred of human rituals – the brewing of coffee. Not, however, your standard rushed morning drip variety of the inky beverage, but rather the relaxed, far most palette-worthy French-ly pressed variety.
Once that was done, it was time to refill those proverbial ‘wells’ of the imagination, and I relaxed into a late afternoon snack of coffee and cookies. Thinner and crisper than the classic OREO archetype, the OREO Thins are more of a chocolate cracker, perfect for precisely this sort of snacking, when the goal is simply to unwind, relax, and recharge.
What are some of your de-stressing rituals? How do you melt away the week’s frustrations, or fight off the midday crash? We would love to hear from you!
French Press Coffee
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- 4 cups boiled water
- 1/2 cup whole bean coffee
- Coarsely blend coffee beans and pour the grounds into your French Press.
- Add 4 cups of hot water to the grounds, then stir vigorously.
- Let the coffee steep for a few minutes, then slowly press the plunger all the way to the bottom. Release and press again.
- Serve and enjoy immediately.
Enjoy with Love,