The Lowdown on Java

Good Morning readers! Depending on where you are, you may just be waking up. For that perfect pick me up, here are my tricks for the perfect cup of coffee.  To capture the intensity of coffee beans in a cup, I prefer to use a French press. I use the large 16oz one.

1. Start with freshly ground beans, 3 tablespoons per cup of coffee.

2. Bring a kettle of water to a boil. Let it cool for 40 seconds.

3. Add the water to the press and fill three-quarters full. Quickly stir the grounds with a long spoon. Fit the top just over the top of the press and let the coffee steep for 2-3 minutes.

4. Gently press the filter top and plunge it down, then pour.

**TIP: DON'T TOSS THE GROUNDS! Tune in later for one of my endless uses for old coffee grounds!