I've been drinking coffee since I was about 10. I know, I know. But, before you call the police and have my parents taken away, hear me out.
When I was younger it was a Payne family ritual to pile in Mom & Dad's bed, turn on the cartoons and hang out. My mom would be watching the Food Network (I learned early) or HGTV (back when Design on a Dime was on) and my Dad would be reading the sports section of the newspaper. Us girls, well, we'd be watching TV with Mom, coloring or having tea parties.
Spoiler alert, I was the one having tea parties.
And instead of sipping out of an empty cup or using water, my mom gave me a little bit of her coffee. See! She was helping me out guys, all is good. No need to call the cops. Needless to say, I've always loved coffee. And I've been drinking it for quite awhile, obviously. Even one of my favorite jobs was working at a Caribou Coffee shop. I never minded coming home smelling of ground coffee.
But it wasn't until the last few years did I start using a french press. I was accustomed to using a normal coffee pot with filters, pressing the 'start' button and walking away.
But, I've gotta say. French press coffee is becoming more popular and I'm all the way here for it. Like, all the way.
It's easy to make your coffee too strong (you know, when you get the shakes. oh, just me? never mind!) or too weak where it looks just like brown water. Again, just me? Guys, come on.
After some trial and error, I think I've finally got this french press coffee thing down.
Reasons why I love french press coffee:
- Can control the strong/weak consistency
- More flavor when adding in spices
- Makes enough for 1-2 cups (no worrying about wasting. but, who does that anyway?)
- More aroma
- Better personal experience
I really enjoy making coffee. It's something I look forward to doing when I wake up. I like for it to be a slow & personal experience. If I can avoid it, I try to never rush through the coffee making experience. And I love adding some spices to it depending on how I'm feeling. It's not unusual for me to add in pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon or even vanilla.
How do you take your coffee? Share your ideas in the comments below.
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