Making the Perfect French Press
It's no secret that coffee is one of the great loves of my life, so you'll understand why I jumped at the opportunity to work with Lavazza again (see our initial collaboration here). I've been enjoying their coffee blends since December, so I'm excited to share a little bit more of them with you. For the next several months, I'll be incorporating their products into my mornings, recipes, and occasionally, my afternoons--because who doesn't love a good 2PM coffee break?
This month, Lavazza sent me four of their specialty blends and, as usual, they made their way into my French press. I usually like to grind my own beans (and have them a little courser), but these come already ground, which is just fine. I use a French press to make iced coffee, as well, but I'll tell you about that later. For now, I wanted to share a few tips for making the perfect French press every time.
- Start with a clean French press (obviously). Make sure the wire plunger is free of old coffee!
- Use one tablespoon of coffee grounds for every cup of water.
- Pour boiling water into the French press, give it a good stir, and set your timer for four minutes.
- After four minutes, press and serve immediately. (If the pre-ground coffee grinds were too fine, you can always pour the end result through a coffee filter into a new pot.) Enjoy!
This post is sponsored by Lavazza. As always, thank you for your support as I continue to work with advertisers.