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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Cinnamon French press coffee...

In our home, one thing we really enjoy is coffee made in the traditional style for a culture or region of the world. Vietnamese coffee, Italian stove-top espresso, French press, Greek frappe…I will post all of these fun coffee’s in time.
Today I will share cinnamon French press. While the French press is a traditional way to brew this coffee, the cinnamon is all my inspiration. French press coffee is made with hot water poured over the coffee grounds, it steeps, then you press the plunger down to hold back the grounds and pour your coffee. It produces a rich and wonderful coffee that has a much more robust and distinctive flavor from drip, its almost…creamy in texture.
Well, we love it, so here is a recipe on cinnamon French press. It is a warm and toasty morning coffee I think you will enjoy.
Find yourself a French press at the store or at the second hand store, where I see them often. Make sure it is glass, and not plastic.
Grind you favorite beans into a course grind (although I use regular old out-of-the-bag grinds too when I feel like it).

  • Boiling water
  • 1/3 cup coffee grounds
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp gluten free vanilla
To a 3-cup French press add 1/3 cup grounds to the bottom of the press. (Less for coffee that is less strong. Scale up for larger presses). To the grounds add the cinnamon and vanilla. Pour the hot water over the grounds to the max fill level of your press. Place the plunger on and steep for 5 minutes. Plunge, pour, and enjoy!

We also love it ‘con panna’. This means with whipped sweet cream on top. It's really a divine way to enjoy it, sweet, creamy, frothy…wonderful!
To experience this without the French press, next time you are at your favorite coffee joint, order your regular coffee ‘con panna’ or with whip!

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