French Press Coffee – The Perfect Cup with Millstone® Coffee

French Press Coffee - The Perfect Cup with Millstone® Coffee

Dear Coffee,

We first met when I was a young child as I stole a sip from my Mother’s coffee cup. I must admit, your flavor was strong and bitter, definitely not for me. Even though your taste made me crinkle my nose, your aroma always delighted my senses. Was this a sign you would come back into my life?
You decided to come back into my life after high school. All the cool kids were drinking it and I didn’t want to be left out.  I poured what appeared to be a quarter cup sugar and a half gallon of milk into you and sipped away. Over the years, I have weaned myself off of the lavish amounts of milk and sugar to a more figure acceptable amount. Now you are a part of my daily life and could not live without you. Of course there is the pick me up benefit of your caffeine, but it is the pure joy of your flavor that I savor.
You make my mornings complete.
I.LOVE.YOU.COFFEE

So that was my letter to coffee..totally cheese-y huh?
While I do adore my coffee, I am NOT a coffee snob. I refuse to make a morning coffee run to spend $5 on a fancy coffee.
Imagine having out of town guests, do you want to run out and buy 5 cups of coffee, spend $25 and end up spilling one on your lap in the car on the way home??  No, I didn’t think so. And you know what, out of town guests prefer a perfectly brewed cup of coffee instead of running to the nearest convenience store to grab their cup.
I do not own a drip coffee maker. I use my Keurig almost everyday. While I am completely obsessed with my Keurig for my daily coffee for its 1 cup ease of use, I do adore making French Press Coffee for my guests….they think I’m all fancy and I get to use my ground coffee.
I am pretty obsessed with the new Millstone® Slow-Roasted blends. Seriously, they are the best kept secret in the grocery store for all you coffee lovers. And the new packaging…I am in love! It totally caught my eye at the grocery store.
The Mayan Black Onyx™ is  a dark, full-bodied blend, with a rich finish.
The Mayan Black Onyx™ is Certified USDA Organic and Fair Trade Certified™.

French Press Coffee - The Perfect Cup with Millstone® Coffee

The House Blend is my favorite. It’s a medium roast with a well-balanced blend and a flavorful smooth finish.

French Press Coffee - The Perfect Cup with Millstone® Coffee

The Millstone® coffees are wonderful for the French Press, as the grind is perfect.

French Press Coffee - The Perfect Cup with Millstone® Coffee

You should really go out and your yourself a French Press. They are inexpensive , come in a variety of sizes and can be found at just about any major retailer.

This is how you brew a perfect cup of Millstone® coffee for your morning guests (or yourself)

These directions are for an 34 oz. press.

~Take the plunger out of the pot.
~Place 4 tablespoons Millstone® Coffee into the pot. (Do not use finely ground coffee, because it is likely to clog the plunger filter)

French Press Coffee - The Perfect Cup with Millstone® Coffee

~Pour very hot(but not boiling) water over top of the coffee, leave a minimum of 1″ free of water from the top.

French Press Coffee - The Perfect Cup with Millstone® Coffee

~Place the plunger on top of the pot, but DO NOT push it down yet. Let the coffee brew for about 5 minutes.

French Press Coffee - The Perfect Cup with Millstone® Coffee

~While firmly holding the handle on the pot, slowly and with light pressure push the plunger down to the bottom of the pot.

French Press Coffee - The Perfect Cup with Millstone® Coffee

~Pour your beautiful cup of coffee!

French Press Coffee - The Perfect Cup with Millstone® Coffee

French Press Coffee - The Perfect Cup with Millstone® Coffee

*The J.M Smucker Company sent me free product samples and asked me to blog about the product. All opinions are 100% mine.

Comments

  1. 1

    I live for my morning cup of coffee! Love the gif!

  2. 3

    I french press every morning and love it! Definitely my favorite way to brew coffee :)

  3. 5

    I absolutely love coffee too. I think it runs through my veins instead of blood, ha. This is such a great post – the french press makes the best coffee!

  4. 7

    I need to get a French press asap! Love a hot cup of coffee in the morning!

  5. 9

    Im a huge coffee lover. I will even drink it before bed just because I love the taste. This means you’ve just introduced me to another brand of coffee I have to try!

  6. 11

    Love the Millstone varieties! Didn’t realize I could use it in a French press… will have to now!

  7. 13

    Thanks for the recommendation, will keep an eye out for this to try :)

  8. 15

    My parents have Millstone on hand every now and then…it’s always a great cup of coffee!

  9. 17

    This looks like a great cup of coffee! I’m going to check out Millstone now!

  10. 19

    We moved last year and I have not been able to find a coffee that I love, I’m definitely checking out the Millstone brand!

  11. 21

    No exaggeration – coffee is my favorite thing. French press is the best!

  12. 23

    I drink a lot of coffee, but I have never tried French press coffee – I think that needs to change!

  13. 25

    My daughter swears by a French Press – I have never used one. I’m going to have to try Millstone. I love my coffee strong, black but without a bitter bite, it’s hard to find a coffee like that.

  14. 26

    LOVE LOVE French Press coffee! Can’t wait to try Millstone :-)

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