Do you love coffee shops but not the price tag that comes with daily visits? We do share a mutual love for coffee shops, but did you know that you can enjoy that same coffee shop experience in the comfort of your own home?We are huge fans of crafting fancy coffee creations at home, and what could be more satisfying than whipping up a delicious latte or cappuccino without having to shell out $5 every day at a coffee shop? It's easier than you think and we're here to show you how. Check out our detailed recipe below on how to create a latte with your trusty French Press.And mind it when we say this isn't any average latte – not at all. With the bold, full-bodied flavor of French press coffee and the creamy, frothy goodness of a latte, this recipe will make you feel like you're indulging in a luxurious coffee shop treat right at your home!
4 tablespoon espresso coffee coarsely ground
8 oz/1 cup/230 ml water
8 oz/ 1 cup/ 230 ml milk
Start by heating your water in an electric kettle or on the stove. Aim for a temperature just below boiling - around 200 °C - for optimal results.
Add 4 tablespoons of coffee grounds to the French Press. Add 1 cup (250 ml) of boiled water to wet the coffee grounds and let it steep for 4 minutes.
While your coffee is brewing, heat your milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Alternatively, you can heat it in the microwave for 1-1.5 minutes.
Once the milk is warm, use your milk frother or handheld milk frothing wand to froth the milk until it becomes thick and creamy. Set the frothed milk aside.
Now carefully press down the French Press plunger and pour your freshly brewed coffee into a coffee mug.
Add the frothed milk on top. Use a spoon to scoop out any remaining froth in the saucepan, and add it to the top of your latte.
If you like your latte sweet and flavored, now is the time to add some sweetness to it. Simply mix in 1 tablespoon of sugar or maple syrup to your freshly brewed coffee. [Optional]
Give it a quick stir to combine all the flavors, and your French press latte is ready to enjoy!
Who needs a fancy espresso machine when you can make a delicious latte with just a simple French press? This recipe is proof that you don't need expensive equipment or have to be a barista to create cafe-quality beverages at home.
So go ahead, follow these simple steps, and treat yourself to a little indulgence. Also, don't forget to share your latte love with us on Instagram [@theappbarista] we can't wait to see your creations!
I am a coffee aficionado based in Seattle. I have devoted my passion and expertise to perfecting the art of home coffee brewing.
I became known for my exquisite pour-over and espresso creations. I source coffee beans from local roasters and explores ...