Impress Your Friends By Making This Cheap and Trendy Coffee

By August 9, 2017Recipes

Starbucks is going to need to step it up after you read this article.

We all like to (pretend) to live that bougie lifestyle. While some of us prefer to order that extra guac and double chicken at Chipotle, others choose to be coffee snobs #noshame.

However, cold-brew from Starbucks or nitro coffee from a small coffee shop can get old (and expensive). After a while, a lot of your money is lost to these trendy coffee drinks, which means you have less to spend on other things, like cool workout clothes or healthy food. And let’s be honest here, that is where we would like to spend the majority of our money.

Lucky for you (and me, really), there’s a newly popular coffee-making method that you can easily do at home. With only four steps, minimal set up, and no fancy, obscure ingredients, a French Press allows you to brew a full-body medium to dark roast that’s at least as good as anything you’d get at your favorite shop – for a fraction of the price. 

In addition, the French Press removes the bitter, overwhelming flavors that can occur with normal drip coffee and can make a lot of coffee without using a large amount of beans. Also, the French Press can also be used for teas, so you might as well kill two birds with one stone!


Here’s how you make it:

Time: <10 minutes

When to drink it: In the mornings, afternoons, or late nights when you have tons of studying to do

Perks: Gets you energized, cheap, environmentally friendly since you don’t need a paper filter

Sh*t you need:

French Press (duh)

Coffee grounds



The Rundown:

  1. Boil water in the kettle.
  2. Scoop 2 tbsp of ground coffee to 6 oz of water, which is a little less than a cup, and put coffee grounds in the bottom of the french press. 
  3. Pour half the amount of water you want in with the grounds, let sit for 30 seconds, and then pour the rest of the water in and cover with the lid. 
  4. Let this sit for about 3.5 minutes (or the length of an average song) and press (hence the name!) the grinds to the bottom. Pour and enjoy with a splash of low-fat milk or pour over ice for an iced coffee. Enjoy!

That’s all it takes, it’s so easy even a freshman can do it.

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Author Christina Chu

Christina is a Junior at Boston University, majoring in Dietetics and minoring in Communication. She is a tennis instructor at BU, an ACSM CPT, and writes blogs for multiple Registered Dietitians. She can be seen with her headphones in playing one of her Spotify playlists and/or shamelessly taking a picture of everything she eats. You can check her out at @foodietunes on Instagram.

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