We’re sharing our favorite French press coffee tips and tricks today!
Earlier this year, I spent some time in Savannah with my family. Every morning we lingered over a leisurely breakfast with fabulous coffee and it felt like the biggest gift.
Truthfully, there were a lot of things about that trip that changed me completely.
While I didn’t know how to put it into words at the time, I realize now I had reached what blogger, podcaster, author, and speaker, Jenna Kutcher calls the “enough point.”
If you haven’t heard her podcast on reinvention yet, it’s such a good one!
Anyway, the minute we got home from Savannah, I vowed to start including simple pleasures and little luxuries in our lives.
Instead of getting overwhelmed and trying to do everything all at once though, I decided to ease into things by making a list of little luxuries that brought us joy including a list of rituals, rhythms, and routines I could easily incorporate into our daily lives.
Revamping Our Weekday and Weekend Morning Routines…
If you’ve ever tried to make positive changes and healthy habits a true lifestyle, you know it takes time.
I wasn’t sure where to start at first. So, I decided to start at the beginning of the day with our morning rituals.
It took a few weeks before we got our weekday morning routine down, but I can honestly say, it was worth all the extra effort.
Once I was satisfied with our weekday mornings, I turned my attention to how we could make our weekend mornings feel more celebratory.
If you’ve been working from home since the pandemic began, you know how easily the days seem to run together sometimes.
One super simple way we decided to make our weekend mornings feel special is to make coffee in the French press because we have drip coffee during the week.
We also decided to do away with our random coffee mug collection and buy new white cappuccino mugs.
While making coffee in the French press and using cappuccino mugs might sound kind of fancy or even time-consuming, it’s actually a super easy and budget-friendly way to enjoy your morning cup.
Here’s a look at our favorite French press coffee tips and tricks…
French Press Coffee Supplies:
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- French Press (have and love)
- Electric Kettle (have and love)
- Coffee Grinder (have and love)
- Whole Coffee Beans (I’ve used Starbucks Breakfast Blend ground coffee in a pinch, and it works ok too)
- Coffee/Tea Storage Canister (I couldn’t find our exact bronze-colored set but it’s similar to this one)
- Coffee Scoop (have and love)
- Coffee or Cappuccino Mugs (we use *these mugs from Walmart but I’ve also heard good things about these mugs from Amazon as well)
- Spoon (you’ll need one with a long handle)
- Mini Spoon Rest, optional (just ordered)
- Latte Art Pitcher, optional
- Latte Art Stencils, optional
French Press Coffee Steps:
Using caution and care, warm the French press up by rinsing it with hot water. Be sure to discard the water before moving on to the next step.
Add coarse ground coffee to the bottom of the French press. You’ll want to use 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds per cup of water.
Then pour hot water over the coffee grounds.
We use our tea kettle to heat up the water. The ideal water temperature is said to be around 200 degrees so definitely use caution and care.
Be sure your water is sitting just below the rim of the French press; you don’t want it to spill out.
Gently stir the grounds with a spoon.
Secure the lid to the French press and allow the coffee to brew for about 4 or 5 minutes.
Next, slowly push down the plunger as this will separate the water from the coffee grounds.
Once you have the plunger all the way to the bottom of the French press, you’re good to go. Gently pour and enjoy!
French Press Coffee Tips and Tricks…
It might sound kind of woo-woo but after having coffee at The Paris Market in Savannah, I started visualizing what kind of morning my “best self” would have. That way, I could find a way to hold onto the feeling that brought back so many special memories.
The exciting thing about simple pleasures, little luxuries, routines, rhythms, and rituals is that they’re completely different for everyone.
You can customize your list at any time based on whatever season of life you’re in and revisit your list whenever it no longer serves your needs.
What feels like a luxury to someone with small kids will be a completely different luxury to someone who is retired with grown kids. Someone who lives in a big city is going to have a different idea of a simple pleasure than someone living in a small town.
That’s the beauty of it – you get to decide what is most important to you!
As we transition from one season to the next, I hope we can all find little luxuries and simple pleasures to enjoy each day.
It might be French press coffee and a croissant on a Saturday morning, or it might be reading a book from cover to cover on the beach without any interruptions.
Whatever brings you joy or tops your luxury list, don’t wait for a holiday, birthday trip, or special occasion to incorporate it into your rhythms, routines, and rituals.
Find something you love and just get started!
We hope these French press coffee tips and tricks have helped! If you could add one little luxury to your life today, what would it be?
Other Coffee and Tea Inspired Posts to Enjoy…
- Indoor Coffee Station Updates
- How to Personalize Hot Drinks with a DIY Stencil
- A Birthday Celebration in Savannah
- Breakfast in Bed Picnic for Mother’s Day
- Cinnamon and Vanilla Latte Brown Sugar Scrub