French Press Coffee
French Press Coffee is very popular in Europe and is gaining in popularity in North America because although it is a manual process, it does produce a better tasting coffee.
There are some very important reasons for this, which may have you thinking about trying one out, so we wanted to outline, briefly, what were the advantages of using this method. Think of this as a sort of French Press Coffee 101.
If you're wanting a good cup of coffee, you will need to do more than just grind the beans. Adding coffee oil will be to your advantage as doing so will improve the overall taste.
One important thing to remember however is that during the normal filtered brewing process (with an automatic, basket filter coffee maker), the taste will actually be lost.
If you were to use a French press however, you will find that it does not pass through a filter, which means you do not lose the effect of the oil once you are done processing.
The French Press coffee maker is in most cases a glass cylinder with a plumbing device within. The coffee grinds are placed within the cylinder and they are mixed with hot water. The water should not be boiling of course as this would scald the grinds.
If you want a great cup of coffee, you will more than likely want to try something like 200 degrees Fahrenheit. If you want to measure this, try taking the kettle off of the burner before the whistle blows, and when you are filling up your French press, make sure you leave at least an inch of space open.
The Coffee beans need to be ground just right. If you have them ground too finely, you will more than likely end up with a ground filter.
If you really want to enjoy a good cup of coffee however, it would be to your advantage to grind the beans yourself. It will take a bit of practice. But soon enough you will become accustomed to your coffee grinder, and you will find that it is well worth it.
Once you have the coffee maker set up, let it steep for around four minutes, and then place the french press on your counter. As you do this, press the plunger down, but make sure you do so smoothly.
If you press too hard you may take a face full of boiling water, and this is probably not the outcome you were seeking. Once the coffee grinds are forced to the bottom, you will have freshly brewed coffee sitting in the top chamber.
Over the years a number of different changes have been implemented into the French press. As of right now there are actually quite a few travel mugs and thermoses that integrate the French Press, and so long as you have hot water with you, you will be able to make a freshly brewed cup no matter where you are.
Coffee has become very important as of late, and the ability to create a better tasting cup is important. The French press is not only easy, it will create some of the best coffee that you've ever had.
Are you tired of the low quality water that your current coffee maker produces? If so, then it's time to take up the French press and incorporate it into your life!
French Press Coffee will improve on your coffee taste.
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