5tbspsground coffee beans (medium to dark roastunflavored), I grind whole beans with a coffee grinder.
5 ½cupshot water
*optional cream of choice to taste: heavy cream or coconut milk
*optional sweetener of choice to taste: honeyor low carb sweetener
Tea kettle or medium sauce pan
In a coffee grinder, place whole coffee beans and 5 cardamom pods it and grind until coarsely ground.
Pour ground coffee and cardamom into the pitcher of the french press, with the lid and plunger off. Set aside.
Bring to a boil 5 ½ cups water in a tea pot or sauce pan. Once boiling, remove from heat and let cool for 30 seconds.
Pour ½ of the water into the french press pitcher with coffee grounds at bottom. Wait 30 seconds and stir the water and coffee grounds a little with a spoon. Pour the rest of the hot water into the pitcher, and place the lid with the plunger all the way up on the pitcher. Leave the plunger up and let the pitcher sit for 4 to 5 minutes.
Now hold the pitcher handle and press the plunger down firmly on the french press. Serve immediately. Can be served black, or with optional sweetener and cream.
Nutritional Data for coffee served black (without cream or sweetener): Servings: 1 cup out of 5 cups, Cal: 5, Carbs: 0 g / Net Carbs: 0 g, Fiber: 0 g, Fat: 0 g, Protein: 0 g, Sugars: 0 g.Nutritional Data for coffee served with ½ tbsp heavy cream and 1 tsp erythritol sweetener (Swerve brand): Servings; 1 cup (8 ounces) out of 5 cups, Cal: 30, Carbs: 0 g / Net Carbs: 0 g, Fiber: 0 g, Fat: 3 g, Protein: 0 g, Sugars: 0 g*all nutritional data are estimates based on the products I used*