Monday, August 3, 2009

French Press!

Williams Sonoma was having a sale this weekend. I bought a canvas knife bag and a French Press. This morning I had my first cup of french pressed decaf verona. Oh man, I don't think I can go back to paper filtered coffee ever. When I drink this french press coffee, I can understand why people like coffee. It's so smooth and flavorful: it doesn't have that horrible bitter burned taste that is so characteristic of your normal drip coffee offering. I put some heavy cream and cinnamon in there and it is a warm, spicy, smooth, flavor carnival! The coffee is so good prepared this way that I think I could actually do with LESS cream for essentially the first time ever.

I'm not sure I'll be sticking with verona though. I attempted to attain decaf gazebo, which is probably my all time favorite coffee, but supposedly starbucks retail stores don't sell that any more (or at least not the one I visited.) The verona smell brought back my 'Bucks days tout suite man, I tell you. I don't really have the coffee palette lingo to describe why I think I will range away from verona next, but I think I might go for sumatra or starbucks house blend next to get a brew with a little stronger bite to it. Or maybe the smell just brings back too many memories!


Iroquois Pliskin said...

french press is key! soo tasty and oily. what it's all about.

here' s a tip! you can made mad delicious iced coffee in your press.
1) add about 1/3 lb of coffee to your press
2) fill with cold water and stir
3) let steep overnight, at least 12 hours.
4) press
5) dilute 1:1 with water when you serve!

it's the best homemade iced coffee I've ever had guatemala works well and gazebo too.

laz said...

zomg I love this iced coffee suggestion I am going to put some in to steep RIGHT NOW.

laz said...

drinking it now. soooooo ggooodddddddddddddd. Thanks, Iroquois!

laz said...

wessssssssss omg this ice coffee + any amount of 2% milk is seriously as delicious as coffee ice cream I am CHUGGING it down wowowowowo!