Cafe Bustelo is not great coffee. But it is when you brew it the right way. Read on…
1. Use 1/3 very finely ground espresso coffee, such as Cafe Bustelo. Lavazza makes some better ground espresso coffee, but it costs twice as much.
2. Use 2/3 of your regular coffee.
3. If you like to save money, use 1/3 of your regular coffee and mix it with 1/3 of some ultra-cheap stuff. (I definitely avoid brands like Folgers, but if you go to Big Lots, you can pick up some decent coffee for very little cash.)
4. Mix your dry coffees and put the blend in an air-tight container that you’ll store in your freezer.
5. Use a coffee press. Put one tablespoon of coffee per cup of finished coffee. Pour boiling water over the fresh grounds. This step is important — use a big plastic spoon to stir the coffee and hot water mix. Then let it steep for five minutes before you push the press down.
6. Pour whatever coffee you aren’t going to drink right away into a thermos.
Disclaimer: I am lazy. I do not grind my beans unless someone gives them to me that way.