Coffee

How to Make a Great Cup of Coffee

Some people think I make a great cup of coffee. I think so too, and when a guest tells me […]

Some people think I make a great cup of coffee. I think so too, and when a guest tells me they love my coffee, nothing makes me happier! I’m going to let you in on my secret. I use an Aeropress! It’s similar to a French Press, but instead of pushing the grinds through the water, it pushes the water through the coffee grinds. It doesn’t sound like it would make such a difference, but even my husband has grown to prefer the coffee I make him in the Aeropress. For most people, with palettes different than mine when it comes to coffee, my “recipe” is one flat scoop of coffee and another rounded/almost heaping scoop. The other important piece of info is how you buy the ground coffee. You must ask for it ground for a paper cone. I even ask to see the grounds as they begin grinding – before they do the whole bag – to make sure it is done the right way. (BTW, #8 at Starbucks) If it is ground too fine, you won’t be able to press down the Aeropress. If you appreciate your morning coffee and don’t mind the 10 minutes (you have to boil your water – it may take less time) you will have an incredibly smooth cup of coffee – unlike any you’ve had before.

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Comments6

  1. Leenie Costanzo

    Your Coffee makes me smile!!!

  2. Kyra

    love that mug! so cute. yours is the only hot coffee i like 🙂

    • I got the mug in DC and I tried to find a link to it but it’s not available anymore!

  3. Celine gordon

    Carrie, I miss your coffee! I’m going to call you and come over so you can teach me how to make it I’m craving it!

    • You’re so sweet, Celine! I would love to make it for you (and teach you how, also)! xo