Tuesday, September 13

Tutorial | Pressed Coffee

Good Morning my dears! It's chilly here and a little bit foggy. It's a perfect Fall morning! And what do you need on a perfect Fall morning? Besides a cozy hoodie, wool socks, and a sleeping puppy...... coffee!

Andrew and I typically use Jr. to make coffee. He's our percolator. He was actually Dad's percolator but I won Jr. from Dad. We were going to meet him in the woods and he said if I could find him I could have Jr.... I found him! Now Jr. lives on our stove for the most part. He's pretty charred up from past campfires and other adventures but we think it gives him character!

So, now you know what we usually use. Now on to what we've discovered. I've always like pressed coffee but it always seemed like more work than it was worth.

And then we ran out of coffee.

We had a ziplock bag of a Costa Rica blend that A's co-worker, George - who's wife has direct connections with coffee farmers in Costa Rica, gave him and it was just enough for a coffee press! The timing was perfect. I'm going to share with you what I learned about how to make pressed coffee!

Put whole bean coffee in your coffee grinder and set it to the drip setting. If you don't have a drip setting put it on a coarse grind.

Measure out your coffee. Our coffee press takes 10 scoops. Each one is different so read your directions or look it up online. We also like ours to be a little more bold so we add a little more to grow on!

Once you have your coffee measured and in your press add some hot water! We used our tea kettle because we like the whistle it makes when the water is hot.  It's the little things in life.

Here is the way important part! Put your lid on and wait for 4 or 5 minutes (depending on how strong you want your cup to be) to let it steep. Set a timer and go kiss your husband for a little while.

Now then, press down the filter. Use only the weight of your hand and push it down slowly. All of the grounds will be under the filter on the bottom of the press, leaving only velvety goodness!

Pick out your favorite coffee mugs - ours were a gift from our friend Chris, he made them! - pour it out and fix it the way you like your coffee!

Drink and enjoy!

Happy Pressing!
xo Shannon


Nadine said...

Hmmmmmmmmmm!! I'm enjoying my afternoon coffee right now, but now I'd love to join you and your sleeping puppy for one coffee brewed freshly by you and Jr. :)

Here's to a happy day, friend. xoxo.

Lo Hood said...

Mmm. Looks good and fairly easy! I don't know what I would do without my morning coffee! Thanks for sharing! :) -Lo

apockylypse said...

That looks a lot easier than I imagined. I definitely love a nice cup of coffee on a chilly morning. Thanks for sharing! :)

cb said...

i had coffee this morning too! i find that making it and then putting it in a thermos and drinking it on the way to work, is very nice. if i can drink it while i get ready that is also a nice treat and even better then tom makes it for me and brings it to me while still in bed <3 love!

Lisa said...

Mmm, I can almost smell the coffee looking at your beautiful pics! I never drink coffee in the morning but I do love it in the afternoon, your post makes me feel like having one now! :)

AmyMorby said...

eeee i want to try it! I am such a coffee noob. I've only been drinking it for a year or so, and I'm barely starting to make my own. There's a lot to learn. I need to get real and try it all!

Sara Reeves said...

Mmmm. I love good pressed coffee. My pal gave me a press for my birthday so I could finally make my own at home and I'm in love with it.

Shannon said...

Right? I'm pretty much in love with ours too! I like the ritual of making it almost as much as I like the taste ;-)

Shannon said...

When we get a Westy and join you on a road trip I'll teach you my ways! PS: You're so not a noob, but points for using that term. Fo real ;-)

Shannon said...

Oh, I love coffee in the afternoon! I usually have one in the morning and one in the afternoon or evening to unwind. So so good!

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

Mmmm...delicious! So much better than drip. How funny is it that we both posted about coffee this week?

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