I like coffee!
I also don’t like clutter. I hate having appliances left out on the countertops. So I use a little french press that I can easily stow away in a cabinet after I’m done brewing.
French press coffee is a little bit more of a process than your average drip or Keurig coffee maker. It takes a bit longer to make, but I like the taste of it much better than any little appliance.
It also takes longer to make when a toddler insists on helping you make it.
My son is ALLLLL about helping out in the kitchen lately. Every morning he says “I wanna help make coffee wif Mama.”
I never use to have a second cup of coffee, but now it’s required drinking. Needless to say, I’m all about the half-caff coffee blend.
I really like our little process we have. While the water heats up, Ivan puts two “excavator scoops” of coffee in the french press. The boy loves construction vehicles, so the idea of being an excavator makes it even more fun! We also add dashes of spices like cinnamon and clove for a warming, fall-time flavor. Quite often, I have a bad habit of turning my back for a split second and there ends up being a tablespoon of cinnamon with the grounds.
While the coffee steeps, we get the mug ready. This is where I usually end up with really sweet, creamy coffee.
Ivan insists on scooping the sweetener and pouring the cream. I figure the only way for him to get it right is practice, practice, practice! So I get two big scoops of sugar and a ridiculous amount of cream. Every time.
“Mmmmmm it’s good!” I always tell him, after I take the first sip. He enjoys being a little barista-in-training.
But this whole process made me think, “there are people that like their coffee this way.” Super sweet and creamy. Before McDonalds had fancy-ish coffee drinks, I remember being behind a woman in the drive-thru who asked to have 4 creams and 8 sugars in her coffee. Sounds like the ratio of what’s in your average frappucino.
So this design is dedicated to all the people that like a sugar-y, creamer-laden cuppa. I think it’s great that you know exactly how you like your coffee. You ain’t no coffee snob!
This design is available in your classic 11 oz mug format:
As well as a 15 oz travel mug style:
Shop the entire collection & drink your coffee with pride!