“Oh look! It’s coffee o’clock!”
I love coffee. What I don’t love is making coffee in the early morning before my brain has been put on alert by a cup of coffee. Sounds like a challenge.
To get around this dilemma I tried brewing up a batch of coffee in my french press in the afternoon. I’d then put the coffee into jars and place the jars into the fridge. In the morning I merely had to put the coffee into a cup and microwave it. When I’d forget to make the coffee the afternoon before I was devastated! I’m exaggerating. I was simply annoyed.
And then … I read an article about cold-brewed coffee. Some people were simply mixing coffee grounds with cold water, letting it sit for up to 24 hours, and then going through a 45-step program of straining the mixture (I’m exaggerating, but it makes a better story) and using the final product over ice or in some other coffee beverage.
OR! And this was the exciting part. If this is made in a french press you simply push the plunger down after 24 hours and you’re finished! I had a french press! I would be conscious enough in the morning to simply push the plunger!
“But that’s not the RIGHT way to make coffee.” Really? The right way is any way that gets coffee to my brain as fast as possible. The mixture is a bit strong so I dilute it with water, half and half, and microwave it for about 45 seconds.
Sometime during the morning, when I’m delightfully awake, I set up the french press for the next day.
You can purchase a french press on Amazon for anywhere between $15 and $40. Go nuts!
Loveya- The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.