How I Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee.
|October 2, 2013||Filled under Fooding, Recipe|
I suppose this post is a few days late, as it would have been perfect for International Coffee Day (Sept. 29) which was this past Sunday. Oops – but better late than never!
To me, the perfect cup of coffee is hot, fresh, has a great aroma and provides the perfect mix of comfort and energy for me to start my day. I prefer to use the pour-over technique because it allows me to make a single cup of coffee at any given time and it’s more hands on than the typical drip coffee maker.
For this, you’ll need a few things:
- a kettle
- a mug
- your favorite coffee
- a pour-over cup
- whatever mixers you prefer
I usually like to mix in some flavored coffee mate mixers or just some basic almond milk. For me, it all depends on the season. Almond milk is my everyday go-to, but I love the coffee mate pumpkin spice or Girl Scout cookie thin mint creamer. That’s right, I said Girl Scout Cookie creamers. Sooo good. I definitely suggest it.
So the first thing you want to do is grind your coffee if it’s not already ground. The best coffee is made with fresh ground coffee, but it’s okay to buy it already ground too. You’ll put about two tablespoons in a coffee filter inside your pour-over cup, which is placed atop your coffee mug.
Heat your water to boiling and then remove it from the heat. You want to wait until the water stops boiling to pour it onto the coffee.
Cover the grounds and then stop, letting the water filter down about halfway, and then pour the rest, just covering the grounds again. Repeat this process until you have the desired amount of coffee in your mug.
Then, mix in whatever you’d like. You have the perfect, simple hot cup of coffee to enjoy at your leisure!
The whole process only takes about 5 minutes.
How do you like your coffee?