Saturday, August 25, 2007

NO Coffee makers allowed

I must have coffee. I love coffee, fresh perfect coffee and cannot begin my day with out a steaming hot cup of the stuff. I crave the feel of the cup in my hands, the aroma is so enticing, and my mood melts as I sit with this first cup of coffee in the morning.

Coffee drinkers, listen up!
I am about to share with you the secret to fresh, spectacular coffee and I guarantee that once you take the time to fix a cup using this method, if you haven't already done so, you will end your relationship with your coffee maker.

coffee, flavored if desired
TEAPOT (any kind of teapot--you just need something to boil water)
1 coffee basket (this is a plastic cup that holds the filter and coffee and sits on top of the cup)and can be purchased at any kitchen gadget store, most supermarkets, some specialty stores
coffee filter

Boil the water
Next, you need to scoop your fresh coffee grounds (grind your own beans if you have the apparatus) into the filter that should be nicely tucked into the coffee basket, which is sitting on top of your cup.

As the water reaches the temperature you prefer, slowly pour it through the coffee basket that is resting nicely on top of your cup. Be aware, the larger the basket, the faster the flow and the cup will fill quickly!
Add cream, sugar, or whatever to taste and there you go!

That is all there is to it. Having a fresh cup of coffee is paramount to optimum taste of the coffee and good health benefits.
If you can achieve the desired result, and that may take a couple times because of determining the strength of the coffee when dealing with single-serve, it is worth the extra time it may require.
Trust me, this is better than any coffee that comes from a coffee-urn, or from a pot that has been sitting on a burner for hours. Not only does old coffee taste terrible, it is harmful to your body. The longer coffee sits on a warmer, burner, or hot plate, the more acid builds up in the coffee and the detriment is extensive to your body over time.
It is worth the extra few minutes! Try it out!


painted maypole said...

i'm not a coffee drinker at all, but I do like the smell!

mitzh said...

I'm a coffee addict! Just the smell of it makes me ga-ga!

But I try to limit myself, too much of everything is bad, yes?

niobe said...

Just reading this post makes me crave coffee. Of course, I get almost all my coffee from Starbucks. But I am definitely going to try your method. Just think of all the money I could save....