High Altitude Cooking: Mountain Folk Cappuccino Recipe

Above: Coffee…we mountain folk like it a latte!

It has been a while since I’ve shared any high altitude cooking experiences or ideas. This one is specifically for mountain vacation visitors who have rented a rustic cabin.

If you love having a hot cappuccino but don’t lug around an espresso machine or really don’t want to drive into town with the current gas prices—you’ll like this one.

Above: French Press photo courtesy of Leland.

Tools you’ll need:
Coffee Grinder
French Coffee Press
Sauce Pan
Froth Press or Hand Blender

Ingredients you’ll need:
Boiled Water
1 Cup of Whole Beans (Dark Roast or Espresso is suggested.)
2 Cups of 2% Milk or Soy Milk

Begin to heat water to a boil.

Place the milk into the saucepan at low temperature. Heat until the milk simmers. Turn off heat.

Coarsely grind the coffee and put into the French Press. Fill press with hot water and place the plunger on top—but don’t plunge until after 4 to 5 minutes.

While you wait for the coffee to steep, froth the milk.

When the coffee is done steeping, pour the coffee into your mugs and spoon the froth on top.

Then sit back and enjoy!



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2 Responses to “High Altitude Cooking: Mountain Folk Cappuccino Recipe

  • 1
    Tom
    June 9th, 2008 18:43

    Ah, the joy of a french press. Have you tried cold-pressed coffee? It’s the bomb-diddly. Take 1.5 cups of cold water, 1/3rd of a cup of coarse-ground coffee, stir together, saran-wrap the top and leave it overnight. Next morning, toss it into a french press, squish it down and you’ve got coffee concentrate that tastes phenomenal hot or iced — just mix it 50-50 with water and heat (or throw in some ice cubes.)

  • 2
    GG (Gossip Girl)
    June 10th, 2008 11:32

    Thanks for the tip. We enjoy making cold pressed coffee with the Thai Coffee spin–condensed milk over ice. Yummy and a nice mid-afternoon treat!