October 16, 2014

French Press Latte Recipe

I've recently, as in this week, discovered a new love...the French Press.  I had never made coffee in a French Press, but after reading about how good coffee is made in a French Press, I decided I had to try! I've also been trying to cut down on my Latte runs to Starbucks.  I love drinking coffee at home, but sometimes I'm just craving a Latte.  So with my new French Press and some Espresso beans from my favorite coffee shop in Starkville, MS (Strange Brew Coffeehouse), I set out to make a Latte at home that is as good as Starbucks.  Oh and side note, if you order some coffee from Strange Brew, which I highly recommend, order some Blueberry Cobbler and thank me later.  I'm happy to my Latte attempt was a success and I can't wait for you to try it!

What You Need:
French Press
Edpresso Beans (I prefer to ground them myself, but already ground is fine too!)
Sweetener, if that is your type thing

-Bring two cups of water to a boil. I use a teapot, but any pot will work!
-Ground 4 heaping spoonfuls of espresso beans in a coffee bean grinder.
-Put the ground espresso in the bottom of your french press.  
-Cover just the grounds with boiling water and stir the grounds until they are all covered in water.
-Pour the remainder of boiling water over the grounds and give it another stir.
-Place the top on the French Press and set a timer for four minutes.
-In the meantime, place two cups of milk in a mason jar and shake until foaming.
-Place the mason jar (without the lid) in the microwave for one minute.
-Pour the milk into a coffee mug.
-When the four minutes is up, press down the plunger on the French Press.
-Add one cup (or more depending on how strong you like your latte) to the milk in your mug.
-Enjoy a Latte as yummy, if not yummier, than the Latte you pay $5 for at Starbucks.

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