“It’s amazing what happens when you disconnect, you get up into creation, and you connect with your creator.”
Sometimes, you need to disconnect from real life and reconnect with your creator. But leaving the “real world” behind doesn’t mean you have to settle for subpar coffee. Check out the video and instructions below to learn how to make your own mountain-fresh Snow Melt Coffee – and reconnect with God, nature, and yourself.
You don’t need that much gear to brew your own fresh-powder coffee, and you likely already own a lot of it. All you need is:
- A hand grinder (we recommend picking one up from REI).
- A french press (again, REI has you covered).
- A kettle and propane setup (listen, you KNOW we’re going to link you over to REI at this point).
- A digital kitchen scale (the one thing REI doesn’t have; Home Depot has some nice options for these).
- And some great-tasting coffee (we recommend Kuppa Joy’s The Fire blend, a nice dark roast for mountain mornings).
After you’ve got your gear assembled, you need to:
- Head to your favorite snow-covered mountain locale (we love hitting up Shaver Lake).
- Spread your gear out on a large tree stump or other flat surface. Then, grab your kettle and pack it FULL of ice cold snow (the fresh stuff).
- Light your propane stove and turn it up to full blast. Then, place your kettle atop the stove.
- While your water boils, zero out your scale and place your grinder on top of it.
- Add the appropriate amount of coffee beans to your grinder, depending on how many cups of coffee you want to make. For a lighter cup, add about 20 g per cup of coffee. For a heavier brew, add about 24 g per cup.
- Grind your beans. Then, pour the ground coffee into your french press.
- As your water finishes boiling, place your now-coffee-laden french press on your scale, and zero it out. This way, you’ll be able to add exactly the right amount of water in the next step.
- Pour about 6 oz. of water into your french press for each cup of coffee you’re making. So if you added two cups worth of beans, pour in 12 or so ounces of water.
- After you finish pouring, give your coffee a stir to break the crust (using the nearest clean-looking stick). Then, press your filter down just below the coffee line, and let your brew sit for four minutes.
- After the four minutes have passed, SLOWLY press your filter down to capture all the grounds at the bottom of the french press. Then, you’re done!
Enjoy your fresh cup of SNOW MELT COFFEE, and be sure to subscribe to the Kuppa Joy YouTube channel if you’re looking for more tutorials like this! We’re regularly sharing new videos that spread our love of God, people, and coffee throughout the world.