How I Make A Cup Of French Press Coffee

I think making yourself a cup of french press coffee counts as self-care!

I love a good cup of coffee. I love Starbucks and Dunkin, but truly... there is nothing like a little local coffee shop. There is one in my little town called Queen Bee and they have coffee that is roasted right in the store, baked goods, and all kinds of other super cute (and delicious!) little things. They also sell their freshly roasted coffee and I bought my first bag a couple months ago and I haven't gone back to getting coffee at the grocery store. Once you get a fresh, high-quality coffee and ground it yourself, you will never ever go back to a bag from the store.

I asked for a french press for Christmas last year and I've totally put it to really good use! It took a couple tries to really get the perfect cup of coffee and I wanted to share with you how I do it! If you haven't had a cup of french press coffee, it really makes a delicious cup and the process makes me feel super fancy! Who doesn't love feeling a little fancy?

My two favorite coffee flavors from Queen Bee are Chocolate Supreme and Panama Joe! This coffee is just too good! For french press coffee, you want to coarse coffee beans! I always put two tablespoons of coffee per cup of water. I was making three cups, so I needed six tablespoons of coarsely coffee... that is about five tablespoons of whole coffee beans. Once I get it ground (it should look kind of like breadcrumbs), I put the coffee in the french press.

While I was grinding the coffee beans, I put three cups of water on to boil. As soon as it starts to boil, I take it off for a couple seconds and then pour it into the french press. I give it a good stir and then put the lid on.

Now, when I looked up how to make a cup of french press coffee the first time, most instructions said to let it brew for four minutes. I did this, but wasn't really happy with how the coffee tastes. I like to let it sit for five minutes. Some people do a little more. The amount of time really just varies person to person. Start with four minutes and then just adjust.

Also... real quick. Let's talk about the pumpkin spice Power Creamer I got recently. When I was making this, it was my first time using it. I'll be really honest with you.. I don't like it. I haven't had the other flavors, but it really just tastes like straight butter alone and doesn't add any pumpkin spice flavor to your coffee. I've still been adding a bit of it to my coffee with some organic, natural coffee creamer because this Power Creamer does have MCT oil, ghee, and coconut oil, so it makes bulletproof coffee really easy, but if you are expecting it to taste like pumpkin spice... it doesn't. I DM'ed Power Creamer on IG and we had a little chat and they are considering upping the pumpkin flavor in the future! For all you on keto... this product is fantastic! And like I said, I do like to add  a little bit for some healthy fats in my coffee, but I still add some organic coffee creamer to it. Just wanted to give you my honest opinion!

Okay.. back to how I make a cup of french press coffee.

After the five minutes is up, I slowly push the plunger (is that what it is called?) and pour a cup of coffee! I love to froth my milk or creamer before pouring the coffee! Frothed milk is a total game changer and this pink milk frother was so cheap on Amazon! I love it!

There you have it! That's how I make a cup of french press coffee!

Have you ever used a french press?


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