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Day 44 - Donuts & Joe. Part 2.

Day 44 - Donuts & Joe. Part 2.

Day 44 - Wow. Well, folks. Let me just start by saying that creating a perfect cup of french press coffee is WAY more complicated than it seems. So forgive me when I say, what was I thinking? There are the right beans, equipment, temp, coffee mug and ratios. The beans apparently need to be blessed by the coffee gods and a biscotti left at their feet as a token of devotion. Let me emphasize this is a true art form. Coffee alive!

 The Beans.

The Beans.

Today's project is gather your supplies for tomorrow to create the perfect cup of joe. Here is a list of all the equipment you are going to need:

Step 1: Decide Ratio of Water & Coffee for French Press (Note that coffee beans are measured before grinding.) 

Step 2: Measure & Grind. Grind the beans on the course setting in the burr grinder. The grind should be rough and corse but even. Place grounds into the french press.

 The Grounds Are In There...Somewhere.

The Grounds Are In There...Somewhere.

Step 3: Heat the cold water to a 195 degrees.

Step 4: Set a timer for 4 minutes then add the water slowly over the grounds. 

Step 5: 10 seconds before the timer goes off, break the top layer of grounds and bloom with a spoon.

Step 6: Place the plunger on top and press down slowly. 

Step 8: Serve & drink immediately. 

 There It Is The Perfect Cup! Hope My Valentine Likes It Because What A Pain In the Rear.

There It Is The Perfect Cup! Hope My Valentine Likes It Because What A Pain In the Rear.

Whew. Maybe it would have been easier just to go out for coffee? 



Day 45 - Oh Shoot! It's Valentine's Day?

Day 45 - Oh Shoot! It's Valentine's Day?

Day 43 - Donuts & Joe.

Day 43 - Donuts & Joe.