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How to Make Gilmore Girls Coffee from Luke's Diner

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Want to drink like a Gilmore Girl? Learn how to make Gilmore Girls coffee just like Lorelai Gilmore would drink at Luke's Diner!

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Coffee is basically a main character on Gilmore Girls. As you may recall, the series even began this way:

Lorelai: Please, Luke, please please please.

Luke: How many cups have you had this morning?

Lorelai: None.

Luke: Plus?

Lorelai: Five, but yours is better.

Luke: You have a problem.

Lorelai: Yes I do.

If you love caffeine so much that you "need coffee in an IV" like Lorelai, you can very easily create that quintessential diner-style coffee at home with just a few simple things.

How to Make Gilmore Girls Coffee from Luke's Diner in 4 Simple Steps

1 - Brew "diner" style coffee.

There's two Gilmore Girls cookbooks to teach you all about Stars Hollow style diner coffee (and SO much more themed food): Eat Like a Gilmore by Kristi Carlson (over 100,000 sold and 5 stars on Amazon) and The Official Gilmore Girls Cookbook by Elena Craig and Kristen Mulrooney (a #1 New Release on Amazon in 2022).

In Eat Like a Gilmore, Carlson notes that Luke’s coffee would likely be a light to medium roast that’s low in acidity. These roasts are balanced and have a nice body that's classic of the standard American coffee.

A breakfast blend roast will generally fit this description, and I have JUST the right one for you...

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Scotty P's Big Mug Coffee Roast is owned by Luke Danes himself (Scott Patterson)! And his Breakfast Blend K Cups are in fact medium roast with low acidity.

They're also vegan, gluten-free, Kosher certified, GMO free, and have no carbs, calories, or sugar.

This is, without a doubt, the best way to drink a "Luke's" coffee in real life.


2 - Pour your coffee into a Luke's Diner coffee mug.

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Once, you have brewed your Gilmore Girls coffee, you should pour it into my personal favorite jumbo 15 ounce Luke's Diner coffee mug. (I'm drinking out of it as I type!) It's an "Amazon's Choice" and both microwave safe and dishwasher safe.


3 - Add basic toppings: cream and sugar.

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Topping your Gilmore Girls coffee has got to be super simple. Luke's Diner would never have fancy gadgets or flavors! Simple cream and sugar will do. I tend to think the sweets-loving Gilmore Girls would go "extra" on the sugar.


4 - Top with "a shot of cynicism."

Cell phone wallpaper: coffee with cynicism
(Tip: You can save the above photo and use it as a cellphone wallpaper!)

Last but not least, if you really want to drink coffee like a Gilmore, you need to add "a shot of cynicism." This is exactly how Lorelai once famously ordered her favorite drink. Wink!

But really, go ahead and sip while you binge-watch your favorite episode on Netflix.


Now you know how to make a Gilmore Girls coffee as if it came directly from Luke's Diner in Stars Hollow!

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