The Breakfast Of Champions

Today’s good mood is brought to you by the letters M and C.  I’m hopped up on Mystic MonkMystic Monk Blend coffee that’s been cold pressed in a medium sized French press. 


1)      Take 3 oz. (by weight) of beans and spin them to a mediumish to medium fine grind and place in a 4 cup press.

2)      Weigh or measure out 13.5 oz of water.  “A pint is a pound the world around,” so use your scale and amazes your friends with your useless knowledge. Add water to grind. 

3)      Place press filter over coffee so coffee is all submerged but not compacted.  You may need to pump the press filter up and down slowly to make the grounds disperse in the water.

4)      Leave for 24 to 48 hours.  This batch sat for 36ish.

5)      Press coffee elixir into containment vessel.  I used an old glass 8 oz coke bottle with a screw top lid.  I get around 8 oz. of elixir out of the process.  Store in fridge.

6)      If you really want to get your bang for the buck.  Put another cup or so of water back in the grounds and let that sit for another 48 hours.  Elixir won’t be quite as strong, but it will be good.  The weaker blend will bring out different notes.  Same rules apply, keep the grounds under water but not compressed.

Directions for use:

1)      Heat up a cup of water.  Kettle, hot pot, microwave… doesn’t mater.

2)      Add 1 to 2 table spoons of coffee elixir. 

3)      Drink.

4)      Paint the house.

5)      Annoy the cat by playing with his belly.

6)      Blog.

7)      Get further down your TODO list than you have in days.


1)      Less bitter taste.

2)      Less acid.

3)      Easier on the stomach.

4)      People directed not to drink coffee by physician may be allowed to drink this less harsh variation.

There are special Cold Press kits out there that have the advantage of bulk processing so you can have coffee for days.  But hey… it’s not rocket science*.  Have fun with your own rig and play.  I’ll be adding a second filtration through a disposable coffee filter next time.  Keep it simple or Rube Goldberg the heck out of it. 

FYI: I got the original recipe from the web as 1 pound of coffee to 72 oz. of water.  So use the math you swore you’d never need again and make your own brews according to you equipment and taste. 

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go re-grout the bathroom and maybe add a second story to the house.  Ta!

* But you can make rocket fuel.

1 Response to “The Breakfast Of Champions”

  1. 1 karateNinja69 June 16, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    i added no-doz to mine.

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