Sunday, October 9, 2011

French-Press Coffee with Cacao

This is antioxidant bliss. Truly.

Fresh organic coffee beans - decaf, in my case. With cacao nibs - little chunks of unadulterated cacao (or cocoa) beans. Ground together in my trusty hand grinder, in a proportion of 5:1 coffee beans to cacao nibs.

(Feel free to modify this ratio.)

Measured out and set to steep in just-boiled, filtered water - at the ratio of 30g coffee to 500mL water (according to my friend Jenn who watched a BBC program on this) - in a French press, or a glass jug.

Stirred gently (now and then) for full flavour extraction.

And after 5 or so minutes, Pressed. Filtered. Whatever.

Beautiful coffee, with a slight hint of dark chocolate. Add milk and sugar, if you like. But sit down with it. Sip it. Enjoy.

And have a lovely week!
Amanda xx

PS. I thrifted my coffee set - which includes 4 of these cups, a coffee serving pot, serving plates, a creamer and a sugar dish for only $4. Sometimes I like to play along at showing off my thrifting prowess here ... where there are always lots of great finds to be perused!


Tony H said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for the great tip! I'm thinking about trying this at home.

Did you use raw cacao nibs or roasted cacao nibs? I see a lot of people selling the raw ones, but I'm not sure if steeping those would bring out the cocoa flavor without the roasting.


Amanda @ EasyPeasyOrganic said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Tony, I used raw but perhaps roasting them lightly would enhance the flavor ... Thanks for the comment!

Erika said... [Reply to comment]

Could you please make me a mug and bring to Alabama???? I love my morning coffee...also love your thrifted mug!

Easy peasy organic said... [Reply to comment]

Ha ha, Erika! Hmmm ... holiday in Alabama? ;)

Jennifer @ Raisin Questions said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Amanda! Thanks for sharing this amazing inspiration! I definitely need to get on this cacao nibs things, also on thrifting coffee sets. Yours is beautiful...especially with the book shot! That looks like a perfect way to enjoy a cup of coffee.

Sherilyn @ Wholepromise said... [Reply to comment]

I am so going to try this tomorrow morning with my decaf as well. Maybe even with some almond milk. I have been a little busy of late and a bit snowed under. Glad I found the time to make a visit tonight. Hope you are well.

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