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Brew the Perfect Cup of Coffee

June 14, 2016

After sleeping a night on our comfy 100% cotton organic cotton sheets, we know it’s going to be quite hard to get out of bed. Here at Boll & Branch HQ we are pretty obsessed with coffee and we take brewing and creating the perfect cup quite seriously. It’s really the best kinda of wake up drink out there!

Just in time for this weekend (which also happens to be Father’s Day – a perfect treat for dad) we’ve teamed up with our friends at Ritual Coffee Roasters to share with you two brew guides – one for the ultimate hot french press coffee (perfect for cool summer mornings cozied up with a cable knit blanket), the other for a perfect cup of cold brew (perfect for these warmer summer days).

Read below & happy brewing!

How to Make The Perfect Cold Brew Coffee

Using an 8-cup french coffee press, take about four large heaping tablespoons of ground coffee and put it into the french press. Fill up the french press to 1-inch from the top with cold or room temperature filtered water. Stir immediately to saturate the coffee grounds. Set the lid on top and set aside on a counter top of table (ideally away from the sun) for at least 4-6 hours. We do this at night and set it aside until the morning and it’s extra strong! When you’re ready to drink, slowly press the filter down. Pour over a glass filled with ice. Drink immediately and add water if necessary. The mixture can get quite concentrated but that’s why it’s so delicious!

How to Make The Perfect Hot French Press Coffee

Using an 8-cup french coffee press, take about three large heaping tablespoons of ground coffee and put it into the french press. Boil around 3 1/2 cups of water and pour boiled water into french press. Wait 1 minute and then stir to saturate the coffee grounds. Then, set the lid on top and be sure the filter is submerged below the surface of the water. After 4 minutes, slowly press the filter down. Drink immediately and enjoy the buzz!

(pictured above: natural cable knit blanket with the hot coffee, bright white summer basketweave blanket with the cold coffee)