Sunday, March 16, 2014

How To Make The Perfect Cup Of Irish Coffee Using a French Press

 I am a morning coffee drinker.  Sunday mornings I treat myself to the perfect cup of Irish coffee with my french press and Irish cream liquor.  I will show you how to make the perfect cup of Irish coffee so you can start this tradition as well.  If you don't want the creamer with liquor, you can buy non-alcoholic Irish creamer in the milk section at the grocery store. 

You will need:
3 Tablespoons coffee beans
8 ounces water
1 ounce Irish cream liquor
Pinch of salt

Start with a pot of filtered ice water.
Bring to a boil
Use a coffee grinder or blender to grind your beans.  I don't have a coffee grinder, but my blender works perfect!
Blend until the coffee is coarse.  Fine ground coffee is okay, but you are more likely to get coffee grinds in your drink.
Add three tablespoons coffee grinds to your french press along with a pinch of salt.  Salt is a flavor booster.  Be careful not to add too much salt. 
Carefully add the hot water and cover.  Leave the french press up.
Let brew for 5 minutes.
Measure out one ounce of Irish cream liquor.
Pour into your coffee cup. 
After 5 minutes, press the coffee filter down.
Pour the brewed coffee over one ounce of creamer.  The coffee swirls through the creamer making the perfect cup of Irish coffee.
Take some time to yourself and enjoy.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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    1. Thank you! You should come over on a Sunday morning and I will make you an Irish Coffee. :)