The reason I have some time on my hands today is that I decided last week that I should use some vacation days that I have accumulated at work. I haven't used a vacation day in months and today seemed like a good day to take off and be productive at home instead of at work.
I woke up a bit later than normal and, after eating an avocado, decided to make a cup of coffee. I do not own a coffee grinder, and only have whole bean coffee and a French Press. I suppose I could have chewed up a bunch of beans and mama birded them into the French Press, but why do something the easy way?
As I was finishing my avocado, I looked at the Trader Joe's Everyday Seasoning grinder that I had just emptied on that very avocado and wondered if it would grind coffee beans. I mean, peppercorns are approximately the same toughness as coffee beans, right?
After washing and drying it, I gave it a go. Sure enough, it worked! It took almost five minutes to grind the amount of beans necessary for just one cup, but it definitely worked.
Reuse your old peppermills for a quick cup of Joe. This is probably great for brewing fresh coffee while camping.
The next step was just making sure I had the coffee grounds to water ratios correct. I never drink more than about 6 - 8 ounces of coffee in a day because I don't like the jitters. My friend Josh and I were just talking about how the cold sweat coffee jitters are one of the worst feelings in the world.
Once I had the correct ratios figured out, I took care of business. You'll also see my amazing very old countertops. See the pics below:
Grounds on grounds on grounds.
According to this chart, 2 tbsp of grounds to 3/4 cup water will do the trick.
False advertising: Blue Mountain Blend doesn't taste like mountain at all.
The electric tea kettle is one of my favorite kitchen gadgets.
French Press - check.
Grounds and water in, timer set for 5 minutes.
Pour it like ya mean it!
This satisfied customer is going to have a great day off. Cheers!