I was never a coffee drinker until last summer. Last summer I discovered iced coffee and fell in love. I got the ones with the chocolate and caramel syrups chock full of sugar. Then I restarted watching my calories and started getting the sugar-free ones. That can get very expensive so I started making my own at home. Since I didn't want to take a coffee pot out to make just one cup of coffee I would just use the instant kind.
I have heard a lot about French Presses lately and how they make the best tasting coffee. Since it was pretty easy to use I was excited to do away with my instant coffee and start drinking some real coffee. To make coffee with the Lux Essentials Deluxe French Press put about 2 rounded tablespoons of coffee per cup of water into the glass pitcher. Top with boiled water and mix. Wait 3 minutes and then slowly lower the plunger. That's it! You get delicious, real brewed coffee in minutes.
While doing research on how to make my own donut shop iced coffee I found out that cold brewing your coffee will give you the best results. It is so easy to cold brew with a french press. All you have to do is follow the directions above and place in your fridge for 12-24 hours. When the time is up you just slowly lower the plunger and then transfer your cold brewed coffee into another container. Mix it with 1 part water and 1 part milk for the perfect iced coffee. To make it low carb I diluted it with about 1/4 cup of water and added 2 tblsp of heavy cream. Then I added some liquid stevia drops and sugar-free amaretto syrup.
The Lux Essentials French Press is also easy to clean. You can unscrew the filter from the plunger and really clean the coffee granules from the mesh. Let it air dry and you are ready to make another batch of coffee.