Sunday, October 9, 2011
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!
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!