Making coffee via French press is more art than science. There are a few fundamentals to follow, but beyond that, everyone’s got their own recipe. That makes it interesting.
A uniquely designed and crafted French press with fine chrome construction makes a wonderful coffee and tea making experience. Commonly known as a French Press coffee maker, this style of manual coffee making has been long accepted as perhaps the best way to make full flavored coffee. By allowing the coarse ground coffee to infuser completely over a few minutes, the flavors and oils extracted in this process are unmatched.
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French Press Tips
For best taste, freshly ground coffee is more important than having perfectly sized grounds. So if the cost of a burr grinder is prohibitive, choose to buy whole beans and grind at home with a cheap blade grinder versus buying pre-ground coffee.
Pour out the brewed coffee into a carafe if you’re not going to drink it right away. Don’t leave it in the French press or else it will get really strong and bitter.
Add a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg to the coffee grounds to spice things up.
The French press is great for its portability! Perfect for camping because you only have one item (the press pot) and no need for electricity.
A chopstick is great for stirring. Try to avoid using a metal spoon as it causes microcracks in the glass of the French press and increases the chance it will shatter.
Clean the press pot well. It makes a difference in taste because droplets of oil from the coffee can go rancid and ruin your next cup.