My perfect cup of coffee is made in a French press. It feels so decadent to serve it this way. In this post I explain how to make coffee with half and half so that it perfectly blends.
I simply love a good cup of coffee. I love the flavor and adore the ritual of it. Coffee is a big part of my day . . . and not just because it helps wake me up, either.
What’s your perfect cup of coffee?
Is it at home? At a café?
Is if full of cream? Sugar? Both?
Is it hot? On ice?
Is it in a ceramic mug? Or do you fill a thermos with it and take it on-the-go?
I want to know! Really, I do.
My perfect cup of coffee
Let’s start with the basics. . . it’s caffeinated.
The coffee beans are high quality, dark roast, and freshly ground.
The coffee is brewed in a French press.
I like it strong. I never measure, but I use roughly 1-1/2 tablespoons coffee grounds per 6-ounces of water.
No sugar and never any artificial sweeteners.
It must be very hot!
My perfect cup of coffee comes in a pretty ceramic mug with a fairly thick, smooth lip. This really makes a difference to me.
How to Make Coffee with Half and Half
You probably think this is a no-brainer, and that it doesn’t require directions. Well it’s true, everyone can certainly mix half and half with their coffee — however, the following is the best way to do it.
- Pour the desired amount half and half into the mug you’ll be drinking your coffee in before you make the coffee. Once the coffee is ready, pour it directly into the half and half. Don’t use a spoon! The pour mixes it perfectly, and it’s a lovely process.
One morning while I was attending Culinary school, I just happened to be standing next to one of the head chefs as he was making his coffee. There was no discussion about it, but I watched him add the half and half to his cup and pour the coffee into it. I’ve never done it another way since. 🙂
It’s not just for breakfast or brunch. My perfect cup of coffee can be from morning through the afternoon.
When to Have a Perfect Cup of Coffee
This really needs no explanation. There’s never a wrong time!
While I think I make a mean, super yummy cup of coffee, sometimes my perfect cup is while I’m out and about. Ideally with a good friend, on their sofa, chatting.
Coffee is also lovely while sitting on an outside deck with a pretty view on a cool day. Oh, and while I’m drinking it, I’m wearing a super warm, soft sweater. Just like the commercial. You’ve seen that one, right? 😉
Now let’s learn how to make coffee in a French press.