French Press Coffee
The best part of waking up…
If you finished that sentence by singing “is Folgers in your cup!” we’re officially best friends.
Have you tried making coffee with a french press? You must! The flavors are amazing. So amazing, that I don’t even own a coffee pot, or one of those super futuristic Keurig machines. Nope, all I need is my beloved Bodum French Press and I’m all set. It takes up so much less room in the kitchen, and it makes you a deep, robust, flavorful cup of coffee. Clean up is a breeze too.
French Press Coffee
Making coffee in a French Press brings out the delicate yet bold flavors of the coffee beans, and is so simple to do!
- 1/2 cup of your favorite coffee beans
- 4 cups of water
- 34 oz french press
- coffee grinder
- Medium grind your coffee beans until they resemble course crumbs. You do not want to grind them too fine or they will go through the strainer on the french press and make your coffee grainy.
- Boil your water in a tea kettle until just before boiling, or microwave on high for 5-8 minutes, until the water is hot but not boiling. I took the temperature of mine and it was 205 degrees.
- Pour the coffee grounds into the bottom of your french press, then pour in the hot water and stir vigorously to combine. Allow to steep for 5 minutes (do less time if you prefer a lighter bodied coffee). After steeping, press the coffee to separate the coffee grounds from the liquid.
- Serve immediately while hot. Flavor your coffee with cream and or sugar if desired.
Calories: 2, Protein: 0.2g, Fat: 0g, Net Carbs: 0g
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30 Comments on “French Press Coffee”
Best way to make coffee!
I totally agree!
we love our french press, although our espresso machine takes the first place! great cake btw!
Yup, I finished the line…out loud! Lol. I’ve never made french press coffee but now I must! I adore your pictures. :)
What a cute story and so sweet that you guys are still friends :). I don’t have a french press but could definitely see myself becoming best friends with it! And your raspberry cake looks very yummy and perfect alongside this coffee.
Thanks Jessica! You must try a french press! The flavors are amazing. And Caitlin is a great baker. I can’t wait to try her raspberry coffee cake :)
Haha, I totally finished that sentence without even thinking about it! This is such a cute idea! So great that you could celebrate with an old friend and I totally have some awkward 5th grade graduation party pictures laying around too. I have another snow day tomorrow, so french press coffee sounds perfect!
What a sweet post, Natalie! Love that you’re honoring the special “Gal-“s in your life, too (amid all the lovey-dovey this time of year).
And anything that deals with coffee in any form is a favorite. We have a French press, although in the rush of the mornings we tend to utilize a pod-coffee maker instead (quicker…and no mess to clean up after work). This is inspiring me to break out the French press this weekend! Also it has totally saved us when we’ve had extended periods of time without power. We were able to boil water on our gas stovetop and voila – caffeine-withdrawal headaches averted!
What a fun post Natalie :) That’s so awesome that you and Caitlin are celebrating Galentine’s Day virtually and I love that sweet pic of the two of you :) The raspberry coffee cake looks amazing – love that thick crumb coating! Your french pressed coffee looks awesome – so dark and rich and love that the french press doesn’t take up too much counter space too :)
The galentine thingy sounds like a lovely idea! You girls are just too cute :”)
Coffee made in a French press? Never tried that, but I know I need to. It sounds amazing! xx
I don’t drink coffee, but I love how cute that little french press is! Love that it doesn’t take up counter space, too!
I am besties with my french press too! This post has me looking forward to my morning cup(s).
We have a bodum french press too! my husband is obsessed with french press coffee – i’m a bit more particular about the roast that goes into the french press :) either way, i’m a coffee fiend!!!
yes, I finished it with Folgers, but what I really meant was NOT hearing my phone alarm :) I will however take a cup of french press whatever my waking scenario may be! lol
Haha, well I guess we’re best friends now.. We finish each other’s sentences, already! I’ve always wanted to French press my own coffee! The raspberry cake looks delicious and your plans for Valentines Day this year sound fun!!
I’ve joined the coffee club recently. Never had french press yet. You’ve got me interested for sure. :)
You must try it Melanie! It makes drip coffee seem like water in comparison.
What a cute, fun post! Valentine’s is definitely about celebrating all sorts of love, and I just love LOVE too much not to spread it around! The French press coffee sounds awesome, and I will have to get my eyeballs on that coffee cake . . . looks fantastic!
Thanks Meg! French press coffee is the best. It has spoiled me. Now drip coffee tastes like water. Haha! And doesn’t Caitlin’s coffee cake look fantastic? Can’t wait to make it!
Where is the recipe for the Raspberry Coffee Cake? Teaspoon says she doesn’t have a recipe for Raspberry Coffee Cake….
sorry! I was a bit late to post my recipe! here it is:
She was a little late posting the recipe to her Raspberry Coffee Cake. But it’s up now!
It looks so good. I can’t wait to make it.
My sister swears by her French press. I need to see what all the excitement is about! (And by the way, I can practically smell the coffee in your photos!)
I am loving the throwback photo! Those are always the best. I agree that Valentine’s Day is also a great time to celebrate friendships. Or in the words of Leslie Knope from Parks and Rec, “Galentine’s Day!” :) So fun to celebrate your friendship with Caitlin with a virtual brunch!
Your sister is right! French press is the best. It’s perfect for just the 2 of us on weekend mornings. I love when you get to “press” the coffee. Makes it feel even more homemade. You must try it!
Isn’t that picture so funny? I found SO many pictures of us, some were quite embarrassing. Hello super flare jeans! And thick bangs. Oh dear. And I was totally thinking of Galentine’s day from Parks and Rec, you read my mind!
That’s so nice that the two of you are still friends. The raspberry cake looks so delicious. I do not have a french press, but Kurt recently bought me my own very own professional coffee maker.
What coffee brand do you use?
It was so funny looking through my old photo albums to find pictures of us. So many great memories as kids! I was so excited when I discovered she had a food blog, now we can bond on a whole new level. That’s so great you have a professional coffee maker! The coffee we use most is Starbucks Dark Roast that is sold in bulk at Costco. We like our coffee strong : )
My mom recently introduced me to the wonders of french-press coffee—-I will never ever go back to regular coffee from a coffee pot again! Your coffee looks extremely rich and strong—just like any good coffee should be! And Caitlin’s raspberry coffee cake looks incredible! I would so love a piece of that this morning with my (french-pressed!) coffee. :D
Isn’t french press coffee the best Sarah? It’s spoiled me. Now drip coffee is just so-so. It is definitely a little stronger than drip coffee, so I add a splash of creamer and sugar. Then it’s perfect! And doesn’t Caitlin’s raspberry coffee cake look so good? She’s a great baker. I can’t wait to make it!
I love how dark and rich this coffee looks. I remember when my coffee maker broke I started to make coffee in a tea kettle and it tasted so authentic that way. It reminded me of the Middle Eastern coffee in the middle east ( which is AMAZINGGGG btw). Girl, your friends can bake! That cake look fantastic!
That’s so smart to make your coffee in a tea kettle! Did you just strain it out after it steeped. Smart girl. I bet I would love middle eastern coffee. Isn’t my friend a great baker? I can’t wait to make that coffee cake!