Since so many people have asked me how David and I drink our coffee on the weekends and are wondering what in the world this “faux latte” stuff is, I thought I’d address it in this post.
French Press: Kelli & David’s Way
Just kidding, no one has asked me that, but since I’m super nice and love to share, I thought I’d tell you how it’s done anyway!
Today I’m giving you a step-by-step guide on how to make French press like a champ! I mean, like me and David…
First off, here are the some of the tools we use to make our French press. Yes, that chop stick is important. It’s the ultimate stirring stick. I highly recommend one.
Ground coffee is super important, too! We usually go with Peet’s or Starbucks. We both prefer Peet’s but there is a Starbucks centrally located near our house (of course…). We usually buy a small amount at a time to keep it super fresh. So, when we go to the coffee shop, we order “1/4 pound house blend, ground for French press”. Then they look at us and say “Wait, 1/4 pound? Are you sure?”. I guess most people don’t order that little? We’re only 2 people drinking it on the weekends! It makes sense to only keep a little on hand.
While you boil some water on the stove in a small pot, pour two scoops coffee grounds directly into your French press. Fill the French press with water to the brim. Let sit for 1 minute.
After sitting for one minute, stir the coffee grounds vigorously with your chop stick! The grounds will fall to the bottom while you stir.
Put the top on, but don’t push it down! Set your time for three minutes and wait. You should also be warming up your milk at this point.
After the three minutes, push it down slowly until it reaches the bottom and you can’t push any further.
Froth your warmed milk (140-160 degrees). Then again, only froth your milk if you’re into faux lattes, like we are! More froth the better.
Last step is to combine everything together. David uses 2 teaspoons of sugar in my faux lattes. Into the cup goes, sugar, French pressed coffee, warmed milk, and then topped with froth.
That is how we make our French press every weekend morning.
It’s pretty much
How do you enjoy your coffee?
I drink a latte every Friday at work.
I only drink French press on
Sat & Sun.
Otherwise, I try to limit my coffee intake.
Unless, I have a darn