"If you've never had French press coffee, it's smooth, rich, and indulgent. Pair it with a fluffy croissant and you'll be in paradise. Of course, this doesn't mean you can't have it every day. You absolutely should! No other coffee-brewing method works quite the same way as a French press, making it a favorite among coffee connoisseurs, us included. Just make sure you start with a good French press coffee maker." After reading the above words, as a coffee lover, I can't help to own a French Press coffee maker under my name.
What is French Press Coffee Maker?
A French press, also known as a press pot, coffee press, or coffee plunger, is a coffee brewing device. It originated in France around 1850. A simple brewing apparatus which consists of a Pyrex bottle body (or clear plastic body) and a metal strainer with a pressure bar. This is one of the easiest ways to start brewing coffee at home. All you will need is fresh coffee, scales, grinder, plunger and water. The result is a heavy-bodied coffee with a super simple process.
How to use French Press?
1.Measure out your coffee (22g) and water (350ml). Grind your coffee a little coarser than you would for a drip grind.
2.Preheat your vessel with hot water then discard it and add your ground coffee.
3.Pour the water you measured out on top of your grounds right up to the top, ensuring even coverage and that everything is saturated. Once you've poured in the water wait 30 seconds then knock down the bloom by folding the coffee down with a spoon to make sure everything extracts evenly.
4.Put the lid on it so the heat doesn't escape and twiddle your thumbs for 4 minutes. Once 4 minutes is up, push your plunger down and pour into your cup. If you're not going to drink it all at once make sure you still pour out all the coffee. If the water is in contact with coffee it's still brewing and can become pretty bitter.
Tips of choosing French Press?
With a french coffee maker, you should simply place the coffee powder into the press, pour with hot water and press down the filter piston and then will extract delicious coffee. Thus, the quality of the press pot depends on the quality of the infuser material. It is very important to choose infuser with a spring so that can improve the filtered coffee powder, this operation will directly affect the taste of the coffee.
Another identity for French Press - Tea maker
At first, it was used to brew black tea, so except a name of coffee maker, it's also called a tea maker for part of people. However, the rubber part of the piston absorbs the taste of tea and coffee, it is recommended to use different press when making coffee and tea, so that the aroma of tea and coffee will not be mixed together.