Coffee

How To Clean a French Press — How To

When my husband and I were first married, we used a coffee maker I'd bought shortly after college for about $9. The thing constantly clogged and overflowed and made generally mediocre coffee. As we've gotten older and more sophisticated, and especially since becoming parents, really good coffee is more and more important — like, extremely important at 6:15 a.m. on a Saturday.

So we splurged on a lovely French press. We dutifully did our online research to make sure we were making the coffee right, but when I consulted the manual for how to clean the thing, it literally says "disassemble and wash." And let me tell you, when I've got a kitchen timer to measure exactly one minute past boiling and another one to help me pour the brewed coffee out exactly four minutes later, that's not enough info.

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After even more research and my own trial and error, here's the best way I've learned to clean a French press.

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Make the Best Pour-Over Coffee with This Bargain Electric Kettle — Amazon Deal of The Day

If you're into coffee — like, really into coffee — you probably have a strong opinion on which preparation method is the best, whether it's cold brew, pour-over, or French press.

What's that? You want to get into the pour-over movement? We support that! And would like to introduce you to this Willow & Everett Electric Kettle — on sale right now on Amazon.

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This Coffee Maker Is 45% Off Right Now — Amazon Deal of the Day

Life is exhausting, and most mornings a huge cup of coffee is the only thing that gets us to a semi-functioning state. But long lines at the coffee shop and paying $5 for a latte make something that's supposed to be enjoyable feel like another errand to run. That's why we wholeheartedly endorse investing in a coffee maker and getting your caffeine fix at home.

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Starbucks’ Online Store Is Closing, but Not Before a Big Sale — Food News

If you're a frequent shopper of the Starbucks online store, then I have some bad news for you. The coffee franchise's e-store — which sells everything from mugs, coffee brewers, and espresso makers to coffee, tea, and beverage syrups — is closing its doors forever as of October 1.

But it's not all bad news: The shutdown means there will be an unprecedented clearance sale online.

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Starbucks U.K. Just Released a New Latte and We’re Very Jealous — Food News

A trending latte is now going mainstream across the pond. Starbucks is selling the popular turmeric latte, also called "golden milk," in 200 stores across Britain starting August 28. As the name of the beverage suggests, it's going to have an added ingredient that will offer an extra kick of flavor: turmeric.

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Recipe: Boozy Caramel Milkshake — Easy Dessert Recipes

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

At Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery, the Seattle shop famous for deceivingly small chocolate cakes baked to order, it's easy to be sidetracked by the main event. When you're waiting in line — because yes, you'll probably have to wait — the scent of chocolate hovers overhead like a heavy cloud. It's easy to imagine that at any moment, the cloud will burst and Seattle's rain will turn into hot, thick chocolate. But curb your imagination: You need to focus not just on the cakes, but also on the milkshakes, which come both straight-up and laced with (usually local) booze. Our favorite, the "Extra Dark Caramel and Rye" shake, is made with the rye caramel they make in house.

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