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How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee
Posted By Crystal Collins On August 5, 2011 @ 3:46 pm In Health and Wellness,Home and Garden,Organic and Green Living | 38 Comments
I have a secret delight every morning. It’s my cup of coffee made to perfection with my french press and organic ingredients. Am I a coffee snob? I have been called such, but I don’t view myself this way. I prefer to think of what I am doing as healthier for my body than brewing coffee in toxic plastics and using non-organic ingredients.
I know many of you out there have been banging on my door and bombarding me with emails, screaming for me to share how I make my coffee. It’s the world-famous secret guarded by monks for centuries..okay not really.
Alas, I shall share my secret for free even though this is worth millions. Millions, people! No, no thanks is necessary…..I’ll make the sacrifice and finally share my perfect cup of coffee with you.
Step One: Get some good whole bean coffee that is USDA certified organic. Specifically, a Guatemalan coffee will be very smooth and is the ideal candidate. I purchase mine at Cost Plus World Market.
Step Two: Grind a half a cup of beans for about a minute in a coffee grinder, until the grounds are nice and fine.
Step Three: Heat up about 6 cups of water in a french press.
Step Four: Add your coffee grounds to the hot water, stir and let sit for a minimum of six minutes covered. I know it is so very hard to wait, but you can do it!
Step Five: Fill a coffee cup with the steamy, aromaey (is that a word? It should be!) goodness to half way.
Step Six: Fill the rest of the cup with organic milk (I personally use raw milk in mine that is straight from the cow, but I can’t of course recommend that you do this. If you use raw milk, you risk your own peril and possibly utter delight).
Step Seven: Add two small spoonfuls of Organic Sucanat to your coffee (sheer bliss happening here ladies and gents).
Step Eight: Stir the creamy goodness until the Sucanat dissolves and then enjoy.
Now when I say enjoy, you must sit down and prepare yourself for that first sip. Close your eyes, take a sip, and the heavens will part as a chorus of angels sing. You will then envision yourself running carefree through a field of blooming flowers singing an eighties love song (click here for a good one).
Zap back to reality and you’ve discovered a morning bliss so perfect you will never want to begin the day any other way.
Note: If your coffee is too cold from the milk, then pop it in the microwave for a quick warming. Otherwise you can also pour it over ice and have a delicious iced morning brew. Refrigerate any leftover coffee for several more mornings of delight.
This is how I enjoy starting out my mornings. How do you make the perfect cup of coffee? You can leave a comment by clicking here.
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