So Simple: The Coffee Sugar Solution
I’m not usually one to add sugar to my coffee, but every once in a while I bring a roast home that could use a little sugar to help cover up the burnt taste of the over-roasted beans. I’m always annoyed by the multiple dirty spoons from stirring in sugar to each individual cup by time I finish out a pot of coffee. Today it hit me (and I’m sure I’m not the first one to think of this): Add the sugar to the coffee while it’s steeping. I wouldn’t recommend this in an automatic coffee maker, but works perfectly in a French press. I made a simple syrup (1 part water + 1 part sugar stirred over medium low heat until the sugar is dissolved) and added it to the French press when I poured in the hot water. I had a perfectly sweetened pot of coffee. I added 3 tablespoons of simple syrup to a 32 oz french press of coffee. Start there and tweak it to your tastes.