I go through phases of liking flavored coffee. What I don’t go through phases about is wanting to pay $5+ per cup for someone else to make my flavored coffee when I can make it at home.
So why not stash your cash and learn to make some of your favorite coffee drinks in your own kitchen? For significantly less than $5 a cup.
Sounds simple when I put it that way, right?
And I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Take Control Over Your Coffee Costs and the Quality of Your Coffee
Let’s face it. Coffee isn’t cheap. Or at least the good stuff isn’t!
But what you spend on a pound of quality coffee and the number of cups you get at home from that pound of coffee is significantly less compared to a daily coffee shop stop.
So, why not get into the habit of brewing your own coffee? And brewing flavored coffee so you get your fancy fix?
It’s a lot easier than you might think. And one of the easiest ways to up your home-brewed coffee game is to ditch your drip coffee maker and to start using a French Press.
Keep reading to see how simple it is to create a Salted Caramel Cold Brew with Cold Foam and why you’ll want to invest in a French Press today.
Gimme the ALL the Coffee!!!
If you’re looking for other ideas to shake up your morning (or anytime) coffee routine, check out our other coffee posts:
Salted Caramel Cold Brew with Cold Foam Coffee
Simple to Make−Salted Caramel Cold Brew with Cold Foam Coffee
Source: Coffee at Three
Invest in a French Press you say…
YES! Do it. Today!
I’ve been using a French Press for my coffee for several years and I don’t think I’ll ever go back to a drip coffee maker.
Don’t roll your eyes. I was skeptical of how a French Press could rock my coffee world. I thought they were pretentious. For coffee snobs.
Turns out I was very wrong.
Why You’re Going to Want to Invest in a French Press
Most importantly, your coffee will taste better. Hands down.
It’s a combination of a few things that make French Press coffee better than drip coffee.
First, when you brew your coffee through a paper filter in a drip coffee maker, you’re filtering out the oils that exist in the coffee which means you’re filtering out the flavor. Who knew? Mind blown!
Second, a French Press lets all the coffee steep in the water, rather than just having the water make a quick pass through some of the coffee grounds in the drip coffee maker process. Think of it like tea. You steep your tea to bring out the flavor. Why aren’t you steeping your coffee?
Third, you control how long your coffee steeps. Leave it a minute or leave it five minutes depending on how strong you like your coffee.
I am now a fully committed French Press coffee drinker. And I think you will be too once you try your first cup of French Press-brewed java.
Five things to know about the Salted Caramel Cold Brew with Cold Foam recipe:
- You will need simple syrup. I usually have some on hand, but if you don’t, this is another step you will need to complete. To make simple syrup, combine equal parts water and sugar (i.e., 1/2 C water and 1/2 C sugar) in a saucepan and bring it to a boil, stirring until all the sugar is dissolved. Be sure to let this cool to room temperature before combining it with the half & half for the cold foam. Store any unused simple syrup in an air-tight container in the fridge. It will last about 2 weeks.
- You need a French Press to make the cold foam for this drink and you’ll want it to make your coffee as well. While your water is boiling on the stove for your coffee, make the cold foam in the French Press and then transfer it to another cup. Clean out your French Press and brew your coffee. Allow it to steep to your desired strength.
- My half & half and simple syrup didn’t double in volume. Despite my aggressive plunger pumping, these ingredients just didn’t double. However, they definitely increased in volume and I achieved the foam needed for the drink.
- You may want to gently warm the caramel syrup before adding it to the coffee. This isn’t mentioned in the recipe directions, but the caramel syrup will combine a bit better with the hot coffee if it’s slightly warm instead of straight-out-of-the-fridge cold. Place the caramel syrup in a small bowl and microwave it for 15-30 seconds (depending on your microwave).
- You control the amount of caramel. Let’s face it. If you want a more caramel-forward flavor (4-pumps caramel, please!), just increase the amount of syrup you add to the coffee. It’s your coffee and you can make it any way you like.
Comment and post a photo of your Salted Caramel Cold Brew with Cold Foam.