Make world class coffee at home

Coffee is so good we consider it art. Us Norwegians love coffee, and we are only beaten by Finland (perkele!) when it comes to most coffee consumed per day.

Tim Wendelboe is a Norwegian barista, a former World Champion. His hole-in-the-wall coffee shop in Grünerløkka in Oslo is ranked as one of the best in the world.

If instant coffee or Nespresso pods define your world of coffee, the following recipe might not be for you. On second thought, this recipe absolutely is for you, because you deserve better. Inspired by Tim Wendelboe's french press technique, this one is a personal favourite:

NOTE: This method calls for 70 gram coffee to 1 liter water, and to make this recipe as is, you need a 1,5 liter french press. If you have a 1 liter french press: Use 0,7 liter water and 49 grams of coffee.

Feel free to screenshot this recipe for later:

  1. Start with filling warm tap water in your french-press and your cups , this helps to maintain the heat of the coffee when you serve it.
  2. Grind 70 grams of coffee to “Filter” size grounds.
  3. Measure 1 liter water and boil it.
  4. When the water has boiled, let it sit for 30-40 seconds so that the temperature drops about 5 degrees centigrade, this way you wont burn the coffee.
  5. Discard the water you used to heat the french-press, pour in the coffee grounds and fill up with the pre-boiled water.
  6. Dont stir, but make sure all the coffee grounds get wet.
  7. Let it sit for 4 minutes.
  8. After 4 minutes, gently stir, and scoop out the foam –Why? The foam has a bitter taste to it, when you remove it you get more of the fruitful flavours.
  9. Put the lid on the french-press, dont push down just yet, let it sit for 1-2 minutes until the grounds have set to the bottom.
  10. Press down.
  11. Pour yourself a cup.
  12. Enjoy a very nice cup of happiness!

TIP: Eat a few chunks of dark chocolate with this, as it will fire up all the spark-plugs in your brain. To get all the benefits, eat 85% cocoa content and higher.

Have an awesome day!