How to Make Healthy Coffee

Just like I believe in a daily green smoothie, I also believe in a daily ritual of healthy coffee to kick start the day.

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Just like I believe in a daily green smoothie, healthy coffee is also a daily ritual I firmly believe in to kickstart my day. This coffee recipe isn’t just a caffeine boost, but an opportunity to infuse a variety of health benefits into your daily routine. Not all coffee is created equal… and it starts with the beans. 

glass jug full of green smoothie next to a french press full of coffee on a marble slab

Sourcing the right coffee beans

I learned a lot about beans, as well as the impact they can have on farmers, soil and health benefits from Raj Jana, founder of JavaPresse, a small-batch coffee company. Let’s take a deeper dive into what I learned from Raj. He gave some awesome ways for us to get the most out of our daily cup of coffee by making it even healthier. 

A hot mug of coffee isn’t just any drink for most of us—it’s the launch pad for each day. And yet, we often treat our morning coffee like an indulgent treat, rather than an opportunity to start each day with a healthy, life-enhancing habit.

Healthy coffee environmental certifications

There are a few environmental certifications you can look for to ensure your coffee’s grown naturally. These certifications use strict standards about what kinds of chemicals can be used, which makes them a safe bet:

  • Certified Organic
  • Bird-Friendly
  • Rainforest Alliance
  • UTZ Certified

There is a potential downside to only sticking with Certified Organic coffee, however. Most coffee farms don’t have enough financial security to invest in that particular certification, since it can be costly for small, rural businesses. By only buying Certified Organic beans, you may unknowingly penalize incredible farmers, because they can’t afford the certification. If there’s a local roaster you want to support, call them and ask how their coffee is grown + sourced. While they may not have the certification on their beans, their farmers may be following great practices that are worth supporting!

photo of whole, roasted coffee beans ready for a healthy coffee recipe

A balanced, healthy coffee recipe

Now that I’ve got the right beans for my coffee, let’s talk about what goes into that ‘perfect cup.’ For me, it’s a mix of moderation and using high quality ingredients. This healthy cup of coffee gives me stable energy, mental clarity, helps flush out my system and also keeps my skin glowing.

The recipe I use is quite radical for a cup of joe sorta person. It requires a blender (yes, blender), as well as a few niche products found through Amazon and the local grocery store.

The blender emulsifies the grass-fed butter and coconut oil, creating a creamy and frothy drink with a boost of beneficial fats. It’s inspired by Dave Asprey’s Bulletproof Coffee, who originally introduced me to this incredible coffee recipe.

Lately, I have been upgrading it EVEN more with grass-fed collagen powder. I think once you hit your 30s and the grey hairs start popping up, it’s time to take aging seriously. So I’m investing in my longevity with high-quality collagen and loads of healthy fats— which is exactly what this coffee recipe is all about.

If you’re a decaf person, then I recommend using Dandy Blend, as it is the best coffee alternative out there, in my opinion. I’m in LOVE with this stuff! It’s caffeine free, gluten free and delicious. I seriously don’t even realize I’m not drinking coffee, it’s so similar.

Healthy coffee morning routine

Along with my cup of coffee, I’m also trying to be more intentional with my entire morning routine. Enjoying a cup of coffee while reading a good book has been a recent experience for me. Right now I’m reading Rachel Hollis’ book, Girl Wash Your Face and feel like she’s been inside my head and talking right to me. You should read it if you want a good laugh and good “wake up and start living your life” pep talk from a new friend.

Back to my point: Your morning mug can be so much more flavorful, rewarding, and healthy (if you choose to embrace it!)  Here are some tips on how you can do it:

ground coffee close up on a spoon, with ground and whole bean coffee ready for a coffee recipe

1. Keep your coffee simple

I used to say “I like coffee with my half and half,” which was the truth. I would pour in the cream to make the coffee less bitter, as well as much creamier. Over the years, I transitioned from love for cream, to grass-fed butter in my coffee… and the results are where it’s at! Removing super-processed dairy from my coffee has not only helped with tummy troubles, but also acne and bloating. And the extra dose of healthy fats keep me satiated, because the creamy coffee kick starts my digestive system.

Maybe dairy isn’t your thing… maybe it’s sweetener. Well, it’s time to remove the sweeteners, because they are creating artificial energy at the sake of leaching nutrients from your body. It’s a short term win (happy energy) for a long term loss (weight gain, nutrient deficiencies). Try adding a dash of cinnamon or ground vanilla bean to naturally sweeten it.

Or, maybe even try drinking black coffee. According to Raj, this is the BEST way to get the most out of a cup of coffee. And yes, there is a way to do it without gagging from the bitterness or harsh acidic bite. Here’s how:

Buy specialty coffee and then brew it the right way. A good specialty-grade bean ground fresh and made in a french press—bitterness? Gone. Gross acidity? Gone. It’s incredibly balanced, as well as full of flavor on its own. No additives necessary.

miniature sized french. press full of healthy coffee on marble slab tray

2. Buy from the right farms and roasters

Not all coffee is grown equally. Buy from roasters who work with farmers focused on quality and sustainability. Did you know…

  • Commercial coffee is heavily treated with chemicals at the farm level
  • For a 100% pesticide-free coffee, buy from farmers obsessed with environmental sustainability

To ensure his beans are naturally grown and healthy as can be, Raj only sources coffees from farmers as excited about sustainability as he is—and they are almost always certified by an environmental organization.

By the time coffee beans have been extracted from the coffee cherry, roasted, and brewed into rich coffee, there’s hardly any chemical residue left from pesticides. However, especially with low-grade commercial coffee, many of the pesticides being used abroad are actually banned in the United States. This means there’s always a small chance you could be negatively impacted if one of these chemicals finds its way to your beans.

You can easily avoid this risk though, just by buying naturally grown coffee.

overhead shot of poured cup of healthy coffee, with french press, various succulents, and the corner of a book also seen

3. Go with the lighter roast

Light and dark roast coffees are both full of healthy nutrients. Yet you reap slightly more benefits from coffees on the lighter side. To get the maximum health benefits, opt for a light to medium roast when picking your next coffee instead of a darker Vienna or French roast.

Research has shown that light roasts have 10-15% more chlorogenic acid concentration than dark roasts. This means this lighter coffee has a greater ability to reduce inflammation and maximize the efficiency of antioxidants. So while light roasts have only slightly more antioxidants than dark roasts, your body uses them more efficiently when paired with those chlorogenic acids.

overhead shot of a cup of coffee, with a block of butter and a used butter knife, loose whole coffee beans, and greenery

Healthy alternatives to morning coffee

What if coffee just isn’t your thing? I totally get it. I actually have a few other great morning drink recipes to start the day off strong:

How do you start your morning? I’d love for you to leave a comment with your fav morning routine + drink. Also, let me know if you’ve tried this healthy coffee!


How to Make Healthy Coffee

Using a french press coffee system allows you to effectively extract essential oils from your favorite beans and deliver bold flavor into each cup of healthy coffee.
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Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Plant-Based
Servings: 1
Calories: 259kcal
Author: Jen Hansard



  • 2 tbsp coarse ground coffee beans
  • 1 tsp MCT Oil
  • 2 tbsp grass-fed butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop collagen powder, optional


  • Grind the coffee at a coarse setting just before brewing to preserve the freshness and flavors and pour into french press.
  • Heat water to boiling, then pour it over the grounds in the french press.
  • Start a stopwatch. After one minute, take a spoon and gently submerge the grounds that have formed a ‘crust’ on the surface.
  • After four minutes, press down the plunger. Pour brewed coffee in to glass/metal blender container.
  • Gently add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • Drink warm and enjoy the healthy fat and protein goodness!


  • Standard pre-ground coffee is generally too fine for french press brewing and may get stuck in the mesh filter, creating a lot of resistance when you try to plunge.
  • Regular brewed coffee can be used as the base if you don't have a french press.
  • After plunging the filter, make sure to decant all the coffee—otherwise it will slowly continue to brew and become bitter within the press.


Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 13mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
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About Jen Hansard

Mom of 2, ran across the Grand Canyon and lover of smoothies, coffee & tacos. I transformed my family's health with a realistic plant-based diet. I also found myself again along the way.

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  1. Christina Stokes says:

    I’m still using the k cups in my Keurig. Definitely time for a healthier option! I will be trying the grass fed butter this week instead of creamer. Thanks for the tip.

  2. Heidi says:

    Regular ole drip for us…with four kids, we need to simplify as much as possible. I wait to drink my coffee until mid-morning, when I need the pick-me up.

  3. Julie Fialho says:

    I love using my French Press because it allows me the time I need to get ready while it steeps!

  4. Lorraine says:

    I use organic maple syrup as my sweetener

  5. Amy Skaar says:

    French press girl here! I have a single serve in my office!

  6. Salem says:

    I use a Cuisinart automatic drip machine with a cone filter. We like to buy local roast and have them ground especially for our style of system. I LOVE French press, but alas have not mastered the art. Hope to take some of the tips here (and add some butter!) and brew a better cup.

  7. Elizabeth Ramirez says:

    During the week I use my single serve Nespresso but on the weekends I bust out my French Press. I love drinking my coffee with a splash of Soy Creamer and no sugar. Took me years to finally get used to drinking coffee without sugar.

  8. Leyla Herrera says:

    I love my coffee French pressed. I don’t add anything to my coffee. Key is to buy a good quality coffee.

  9. Lindsey Heaberlin says:

    I love my coffee french-pressed with a little bit of non-dairy creamer

  10. Nathalie says:

    I always grind the beans and make coffee in a french press. Right now we are using a brand from Costco but use to buy from local roasters. I LOVE coffee so it easier on the bank account getting it from Costco. The only way to drink coffee is black! I tried drinking it with grass fed butter after listening to Joe Rogan but couldn’t get into it.

  11. Joyce Dougherty says:

    I never thought of grass fed butter instead of creamer! I will have them try that!!!

  12. Jorene Jameson says:

    I’m addicted to the coconut creamers by SoBe. Low fat/low sugar. Coffee- we’re into Lavazza right now (Orzo)

  13. Marilyn says:

    I use an organic Rainforest blend K cup and put Ripple non dairy creamer in it. Ripple is plant based and has plant protein and omega in it.

  14. Michelle says:

    New fav is a shot of espresso, tablespoon of coconut condensed milk, big splash of coconut milk all shaken together with ice and served over ice.

  15. Jade says:

    Now, I’ve personally never made it this way – BUT it holds great memories of growing up. My mom is half Palestinian and half white therefore whenever we would go to my Granddad’s house it would be a feast of all ages, even if it was just a Tuesday. We would finish each dinner with what is commonly known as Arabic Coffee. My Granddad would serve everyone from the Dallah in tiny almost shot glass sized ceramic cups (I believe called Finjan). And by everyone – I mean everyone! The kids too! One of my best memories of my Granddad before he got sick was him trying to sneak me coffee every time my mom would turn her back and my mom always catching him. Granddad saying “its good, its good” with his strong thick Arabic accent and my mother replying, “dad she’s only seven!” half in Arabic and half in English. “Yellah,” he would shoo her off – “It’s good – she’ll love it – very good” Everyone would bother and beg my Granddad’s wife to read their fortune from the empty cups. It was not rare that the teenager’s fortunes were always something along the line of “you will take out the trash and study for your exam – therefore getting all A’s and going to the university so you can take care of your mom.” We always gathered around meal and great home-style coffee. Great memories and traditions I wish to have with my family one day.

    Thank you so much for the great blog post! Very educational and great read!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      These are such wonderful memories, Jade! I absolutely love it. Thank you for sharing with us. ❤️

  16. Stephanie Colbert says:

    I love to add a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon to my coffee grounds before brewing.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      This is something I keep hearing about but have never tried! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  17. Amber A says:

    I like my coffee with creamer but would love to try a healthier way.

  18. Laura Tarsi says:

    I make cold brew coffee in a mason jar overnight and filter in the morning before heading out the door!

  19. Ellen says:

    I like using my single espresso maker I got in Italy in the 80’s. Simple!

  20. Rachael says:

    Summertime in Ohio calls for cold brew. I steep the grounds and some cinnamon in the fridge over night. In the morning, add ice and a splash of cream and it’s good to go.

  21. Cara Kimbrough says:

    I love my Ninja Coffee Bar, but I’ll be honest, french pressed coffee is soooo much better!

  22. Rachel Turner says:

    In the summer, I like to make big batches of cold brew! In the cooler seasons, I do a chemex pour over typically 🙂

  23. Edith Barruecos says:

    I would like to try the healthier coffee it seems to be easy the way it’s made. Plus it’s better

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Give this recipe a try and let us know what you think, Edith!

  24. Melody says:

    French Press, with a dash of cinnamon! 🙂 Loved this article!

  25. Tara says:

    I love coffee about any way! But I do love French press with a little almond creamer!!

  26. Margery says:

    I agree 100% with the light/medium roast advice above. I used to drink dark roast, having to drown it in half-and-half to temper the burnt bitterness. Now I’m drinking my coffee black after making the switch, and oh, what a difference it makes.

  27. Jim Burr says:

    My favorite way to make coffee is the pour iver method.

  28. Kashmira Patel says:

    I am the laziest coffee drinker of all!
    I mix in Nescafé instant coffee with a cup of almond milk, microwave and drink.

  29. Deborah says:

    I love my coffee made in a French press and I add a little bit of coconut milk.

  30. Meaghan Gregor says:


  31. Shannon Murphy says:

    I used to be super unhealthy with my lattes from Starbucks. Then I transitioned to making coffee at home and just using almond milk to give it some flavor. Now I’m down to black coffee! But I actually will do tea some days, coffee others to not overdo one or the other 🙂

  32. Lynn says:

    I love French press coffe while reading the newspaper!

  33. Holly says:

    I mix my coffee with lots cinnamon (and maybe a few drops of honey, cocoa powder, cloves, even tried turmeric and pepper for a spicy coffee) while it is hot and then I add unsweetened vanilla almond milk to cool it off!

  34. Stephanie Linde says:

    If I want hot coffee, I use an Aeropress. Iced coffee in the summer? I just brew it in a jar of cold water on the countertop overnight and filter it out in the morning. Both methods produce much less bitterness so I can cut way back on cream and sweetener (Eliminate cream and sweetener? NEVER.)

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Even if you don’t eliminate them, cutting back is a good start!

  35. Tamiika Hurst says:

    Grass fed butter in coffee? A must try! How much do you add to a 12 oz. cup of coffee?

  36. Tracy Andrews says:

    I look forward to my Saturday mornings with my husband and making a pot with our regular old coffee pot we bought when we were first married 19 years ago. I like to make BPC. I would love to try a French press.

  37. Valerie W. says:

    I use the pour over method, and drink with some coconut sugar and a splash of my kids’ whole milk.

  38. Jessica says:

    I’m very simple….:-) …. I love my coffee black. I grind it and make it in my percolator! I love making it in my percolator – reminds me of camping with my parents.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Thanks for sharing! Love camping, I bet those are some great memories!

  39. Cori says:

    I like coffee with half and half. But I’m going to try with mct oils and collegen as soon as amazon delivers.

  40. Jenet says:

    I brew it in a coffee pot and then blend it with mct oil, coconut butter and a date for sweetness

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      A date is something I haven’t heard of before, I’ll have to give that a try!

  41. Tabitha Major says:

    I love my coffee black!

  42. Nikki says:

    I love my coffee black!

  43. Jen says:

    I use a Keurig for convenience and I have been adding grass-fed organic half and half from Organic Valley. I do add stevia to it as well.

  44. Rhonda Pike says:

    Black coffee brewed with a sprinkle of cinnamon! It is simple and delicious

  45. Stephanie says:

    Since I have been traveling some, I have been using instant coffee…. Not my first option though:/

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Someone said they have a small french press they travel with, which is such a great idea. You could give that a try!

  46. Annie Mesaros says:

    French presse is my go-to, but I’ve recently started dabbling in a pour-over methods. Still needs some fine tuning 😉

  47. Sandy says:

    I have a french press but no grinder and I REALLY need to get one so my cups of coffee can be more consistent. I like my coffee blended with butter, or with some Ripple half and half.

  48. Buffy says:

    We typically do a drip brew or french press. This winter we started experimenting with adding a few shakes of quality cinnamon to the grounds before we brewed… totally delicious. I haven’t hopped on the butter train yet (still a grass-fed 1/2&1/2 girl at heart) but maybe I’ll give it a go for a week or so. Coffee, butter, and cinnamon almost sounds like dessert

  49. Treva says:

    I use a hand grinder for my beans and then brew using the pour over method. Fresh, yummy coffee every time!

  50. Deb says:

    Would love to try this coffee. I imagine that the coffee would be less bitter. Would like to ditch the Keurig.

  51. Karen Zegarlinski says:

    I love making iced coffee in my Ninja coffee bar. I like to add a dash of flavored almond creamer.

    I also like to add my iced coffee into my chocolate protein drinks after a workout.

    The French press sounds interesting and I would love to try it!

  52. Stephanie says:

    I make iced coffee at home, but I do it the slacker way. I brew a cup and pour it over ice with sweetener and almond milk. I could use something healthier. 🙂

  53. Sandy says:

    I use a plastic Pour Over. A French Press sounds so nice!! That would be a big treat for sure! 🙂

  54. Tina Migielicz says:

    I have such a love/hate relationship with coffee so this idea of making it “healthier” is music to my ears. Right now I brew a cup in my Keurig and add vanilla soy milk. Definitely going to experiment with new options!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      You should give this recipe a try and let us know what you think, Tina!

  55. Amy Lucas Riley says:

    I have a coffee press but I always question which beans I should buy and how best to grind them. I feel like I’m on my way to getting a terrific cup of coffee but I could use some guidance to finish the process and find something that I can really stick with.

  56. Rosalie says:

    I use a percolator, but I think it’s about time for me to get a French press!

  57. Kati says:

    I’ve become addicted to my morning mocha…fresh brewed coffee w a dollop of coconut oil and scoop of chocolate vegan protein powder. Blended in the vitamix and satisfies my hunger and energy until I pull out my vitamix again for my lunchtime smoothie!

  58. Patrice Hall says:

    When I drink coffee it’s with a French press, I probably would drink it more often if I could make it “healthier”.

  59. Natasha E. says:

    I am so thankful for this website – I’ve done some of the challenges posted as well as purchased 3 week eating plans, and everything has been spot on (LOVE those vegan hash cakes!!!) So, reevaluating my coffee routine sounds like a good next step! I usually just buy Americanos on the road, but when I do make coffee in house, I use my Verisimo Machine (Starbucks brand) or purchase pre-made iced coffee concentrate, and doctor it up with nutmeg and cinnamon. Super interested in things like collagen creamers, grass fed butter, and other ways to make coffee healthy and filling.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Glad we could help expand your coffee horizons, Natasha! 🙂

  60. Krysia says:

    We visited Costa Rica in March, and visited a communal coffee farm in the mountains. When the owner and his family made us a coffee, he weighed both the ground coffee and the water he used. It made sense. His coffee was delicious. I make my coffee in my ageing French Press now. I used to be a Nespresso girl, but the French Press helps me savour the whole experience more.

  61. Jenny Adams says:

    I’ve been making pour over coffee and usually drink it with a little whole cream added. I buy organic coffee from my local health food grocery store but I would love to try a French press and Javapresse Coffee! ☕️

  62. Lisa says:

    We just have a drip coffee maker at home, so I make a pot of that, let it cool down in the fridge, add some almond milk+caramel ice cream topping, and blend it all up. My cheap version of an iced caramel macchiato from Starbucks. ha

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Def give this recipe a try, Lisa. You can make it hot or cold!

  63. Polly says:

    We live in a tiny little town in Southwest Colorado but are lucky enough to have the best roasted beans I’ve ever had from a local roaster. We drink aeropress every day but I hate the mess! No way to keep the counter clean with that process but it’s totally worth it. I keep hearing about adding things like grass fed butter or some sort of oil but it seriously sounds gross to me! I do add milk. That’s it. I SWEAR I’m going to try the oily thing but I don’t have high hopes…

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Start out with just a small amount of grass-fed butter and see what you think. 🙂

  64. Cheryl says:

    I add coconut oil, place in blender for approx 15-20 seconds, coffee comes out frothy like a latte. No dairy, just healthy fats.

  65. Rebecca says:

    I use canned coconut milk with Vanilla and a little real maple syrup. It took a bit for me to adjust from the creamers but now I love it and look forward to it.

  66. Lily says:

    We make coffee in our French press every morning before work, but on the weekends we take it a little slower with a Chemex. I like to make my own almond milk with vanilla, instead of super sweet non-dairy creamers.

  67. Julie says:

    I am a small-batch roast, craft coffee evangelist who gets a french press into every open hand I can find! The most wonderful morning routines include a french press and fresh ground beans to fill your mug.

  68. Michelle Geil says:

    I use a Mr. Coffee cappucino maker that must have been a regift but we love it. Nice fresh coffee from the bean in a press would be great for the office, too.

  69. Andrew Hale says:

    The only available option we currently have is our Keurig. I’m actually not a Keurig coffee gan so I’m always making it for my wife, with sugar, cream and love. That’s what lured me to this article, the need to lessen the sugar and cream and maybe enlarge the love. 🙂

  70. Po says:

    Thanks for the info about the light roasted coffees….usually go for a dark roast, always organic, via French Press. Will now try a lighter roast.

  71. Franciska says:

    I use Keurig machine every morning and drink my coffee without cream/milk but with a touch of sugar. Been trying to slowly phase out the sugar, but not completely there yet. I love the idea of grounding the beans freshly every morning and brew it using the french press. Love your smoothies recipes btw.

  72. Patricia says:

    I have never made fresh from bean coffee, I just use my Keurig, but I would love to be able to make it fresh!

  73. Angela says:

    I have a regular old drip brew machine. Makes up to five cups. I put espresso ground coffee (Bustelo only) and mix my coffee with a bit of dairy free creamer. As simple as it gets!

  74. Lydia Claire says:

    I make cold brew coffee at home but I would like to try this too!

  75. Alissa says:

    I’m a k-cup user for the convenience factor. I’ve quit coffee several times but really enjoy a morning coffee ritual. I’m intrigued by the French press!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      A good morning coffee ritual is a great way to start your day!

  76. Michelle says:

    My favorite way to make coffee is when my husband makes me Swedish egg coffee…it’s quite a process, but it tastes so smooth and not acidic or bitter at all!

  77. Jessica W. says:

    I like my cup of coffee early in the morning before my family wakes up! I make it with a standard drip coffee maker and use 1/2 and 1/2 and a tiny bit of sugar. It never occurred to me to put butter in coffee. I enjoy coffee from a French press when friends make it for me, but never owned a French press myself.

  78. Rebekah says:

    I go back and forth between brewing my coffee in my keurig (using the reusable pod) and using a french press. My favorite way I make coffee (and I make it this way every morning) is with 1tsp of grass fed butter and 1tsp of unrefined coconut oil! So yummy! I also reaallly enjoy supporting local coffee shops; and scientifically (or it should be) coffee tastes 1000x better with friends 🙂

  79. jo says:

    My husband is the coffee maker in the house ( I don’t like to measure things!) but the method depends on the day; french press if we’re being lazy at home, aero-press if we are making coffee at a camp site, but an average morning he’ll make pour overs… all with freshly ground beans from our local roaster!

  80. Cindy says:

    I usually make coffee everyday in our basic coffeemaker. Our pot recently fell and broke though 🙁 I love adding french vanilla flavored half and half also. Guilty pleasure.

  81. Jazmine says:

    I use my k-cup to make iced coffee, however, I guess I should be looking into the french press… I add a little cinnamon, a bit of chocolate milk, whipped cream and powdered sugar. Sounds weird, but I absolutely love it!

  82. Christina Schwartz says:

    I love coffee brewed in my Chemex! I use Craft Coffee service and have freshly roasted beans delivered right to my house bi-monthly. Drinking it black right now!

  83. Barbara Mlodzik says:

    I start everyday with a cup (or two) and love the french press when I can get it! Thanks for the tips!

  84. Emily says:

    My coffee routine is nothing incredibly special and some people may think it takes too long, but I love it. Using fresh ground coffee, I spend the little extra to get the good kind. And use my french press that you will only be able to get when you pry them from my cold dead hands 🙂 Once the coffee is ready I sprinkle some cinnamon and coconut oil in the bottom of my cup pour the coffee over it and enjoy. I love the light nutty and slightly spicy flavor I get from the cinnamon.

  85. Liz Worthington says:

    I’m a relatively new mom so I feel like I am constantly re-microwaving my coffee lol! I know that’s not the best but that’s real life. I usually make it in my keurig and I enjoy frothing some milk if I have the time. I need to try your method and the french press idea sounds divine!

  86. Jennie Hawes says:

    I love steaming milk to go with my morning coffee. Frothy milk seems so decadent somehow…

  87. Maura Howerton says:

    I love everything about coffee except the brewed flavor. Can’t wait to try this and see if it converts me!

  88. Andi O. says:

    I have gotten so lazy, I now buy already ground coffee and use a cheap coffee maker. Not too good but better with milk and sugar, and I know I need to stop adding both to a cup. Would love to try the French Press!

  89. Jess says:

    I have always wanted to try French Press coffee! I like to make cappuccinos at home with a milk frother and some concentrated coffee!

  90. Christine says:

    We use a regular coffee pot to brew our coffee and grind (organic) beans as we need them. I like to add coconut oil, raw cacao, tumeric, cinnamon and a splash of pure maple syrup.

  91. GinaG says:

    Simple, delicious French Press coffee – with just a touch of cream. It’s delightful!

  92. Angie Nippert says:

    There is both special to how we brew coffee but am looking forward to a healthier alternative. Looking forward to trying these suggestions! Thank you!

  93. benjy says:

    I’ve used the AeroPress for the past…8?…years. Awesome, flavorful coffee, without the chewy surprise at the bottom that you get with the French Press. Oh, and I get good quality coffee. Spend a little extra…totally worth it.

  94. Allison says:

    I use organic coffee in compostable k-cups. I’m very interested in the process of making coffee in a french press– enjoying the ritual of making a fresh delicious cup of coffee, instead of slamming a k-cup in the machine for coffee immediately after I wake up!

  95. Ali H says:

    I buy locally roasted coffee, use my electric grinder that I’ve had for years & my french press, though sometimes I do cold brew. Love knowing that my coffee will be just right. Just recently my french press cracked & broke though 🙁 The break was high so it’s still mostly usable, but I really should get a new one!

  96. Cassandra says:

    I use a Keurig at home but use reusable k-cups so I don’t feel guilty about it. I put way too much cream and sugar in my coffee generally so this article really sparked my interest about drinking a healthier cup of coffee!

  97. Bonnie says:

    I love a fresh shot of espresso! And cold brew in the summer time 🙂

  98. Amber McDonald says:

    I use a Keurig machine but am trying to use the k-cups I have and make the switch to reduce waste. In an effort to reduce my carbon footprint, I am looking for an alternative!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Did you know they make reusable k-cups? You should give those a try!

  99. Kris says:

    I use my k-cup but I’ve recently read a lot about coffee and have wanted to make the switch to french press.

    • Jen Hansard says:

      I have a feeling once you try coffee this way you will have a hard time going back to the k-cup!

  100. cindy b. says:

    Most days I throw a k-cup in my Kuerig, although I love the idea of freshly ground coffee 🙂

    • Jen Hansard says:

      The k-cup is so convenient, yet I really do think we miss out on the beauty and health of coffee when we do that.

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