Okay, so Lavender Infused Coffee – don’t be turned off right away by the sound of this! I’m having coffee infused with lavender buds this afternoon and it is delightful!!
I felt like I needed to de-stress and figured this would do the trick. I love the relaxing effect of drinking herbal teas, but I’m a coffee girl at heart. I wonder if coffee addiction is a Midwestern thing, because I know approximately two people in Kentucky that drink it. When I moved here 3.5 years ago, I immediately befriended the first coffee drinker I met! My new coffee loving friend and I spent three hours at Panera chatting over lattes…and we barely knew each other! It’s not often you find a friend with which you immediately feel that comfortable! I think God orchestrated our meeting, because we’ve had many many coffee dates since that first one, and we can still talk for hours without exhausting all possible topics!
Here’s how I made my Lavender Coffee this afternoon:
- Unscrew bottom half of Moka Pot, fill with cold, filtered water (A)
- Add fresh coffee grounds to filter along with 1/4 tsp (give or take!) whole Culinary grade lavender buds and drop into place (B)
- Screw top half of kettle back on–tight, but not too tight! (C)
- Put Moka Pot on smallest burner and turn heat a notch below ‘high’. Listen carefully…it will loudly boil up like an old fashioned percolator and quiet down as all the water is used. Don’t leave it too long, or coffee will burn. This makes a very strong coffee, similar to espresso. My tiny little pot will easily make enough for two, or a very strong cup for one.
I’m thinking you could also do this using a pour over method, just by adding the lavender buds straight to the pour over . If you haven’t used one before, they’re super easy and convenient! I prefer an eco friendly stainless steel version with no paper filters to worry about, or potential harmful chemicals in plastic. Click here to see the metal pour over I use every morning! Just dump the grounds and give a quick rinse after you’ve made your coffee! It is also dishwasher safe!
What’s your favorite way to make coffee?