A French press is a hand-operated product that doesn’t require you to have electricity or fancy tools at all. It was originally designed back in 1852 in France but wasn’t really popularized until it was patented in 1929 in Italy (though it became more popular much later).
With a French press coffee maker, you actually measure everything into the press and push down on a plunger to force the hot water through the coffee grounds and into your cup. That’s all there is to it in creating a cup of coffee.
Choosing a French press may not seem like a difficult concept, but it actually does require a few important steps. You want something that is going to last you a while, after all. That means looking at just what you actually need out of your press.
Look at the size of the press that you want, such as a small, medium, or large. Small presses generally make 3 to 4 4 ounce cups. Large usually makes 8 to 12 4 ounce cups. If you’re brewing only for your immediate family a small press might be fine.
There are also metal French presses, which are the more common and there are electric presses, which are less common. If you want more traditional you should opt for a metal or glass French press that requires you to do the work. Electric will do the job for you, but they aren’t as traditional.
When it comes to using your French press properly there are several different steps to consider. This will help you get the ideal cup of coffee every time.
When it comes to brewing your coffee with a French press it’s actually easier than you might think. Sure, there are several steps to follow, but you’ll still be able to get them done in no time at all, and without a lot of work from you.
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