How to Pick the Right French Press Coffee Maker

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In the earlier times, the French Press was used to be made of glass or plastic pot and even of the same size, but nowadays we are having all sorts of options. French press is not of the coffee methods that many of the people happen to know widely.

Of all the wide range of articles and equipment like home espresso machines, keurig coffee makers available for coffee making, French press still happens to be one of the easiest options to select after all these years. The coffee making method is the easiest to make in French press we believe.

For this article, we have divided the French press into three categories: The Road Warrior, The Traveler and the Glass and Steel French Press.

People can have a large French press for the guests coming over and a smaller one which will serve you for smaller needs like a cup of coffee for your own and even for an office desk.

Despite the sizes of the French press might differ but the taste of the coffee by these is pretty much the same all along. We can tell you from the experience that no matter how many people made coffee in your French press, it will taste quite the same for everyone unless the filter seal of the press is tight.

The quality of the coffee, the consistency of the grinding of beans and the water to coffee ratio are very important things to consider.

When you have a French press which doesn’t make the coffee quite what you like, we recommend you to see the articles for troubleshooting of press first before you decide to buy a new one.

#1 : The Road Warrior

The Road Warrior

This is the small form of the French press which you can carry while you are on the road. May be to keep one in your car. A classic one is an all-in-one French Press travel mug.

The only negative thing about these is, it doesn’t have a good seal. Some of the ground coffee might come into your coffee mug once the seal is loose. And the next thing you know, you will be spitting those out.

Thankfully, a company named Bodum has done the work for you. Their French press not only keeps your mug hot but also keeps the ground coffee out of your drink. You can check out the other company’s product as well if they offer the same deal.

The only negative side to this is, you cannot brew more than 15 ounces of coffee at once. If you have to take more than that amount of coffee, you probably should brew it on a bigger one at your home and carry a thermos.

#2 : Glass and Steel French Press

Steel French Press

The most important and the most widely used French press is for your domestic kitchen. Everyone obviously wants the ideal French press for their kitchen or office where they spend the maximum time. First thing is first, pick whether you want a stainless steel or a glass brewer.

If you like to see your while its getting brewed, pick the glass press. But you also need to consider that is there a child or a pet at your home that can shatter the glass press. If so, you might want to reconsider as glass can and will break someday. If that’s fine with you, go ahead!

On the other hand, you won’t be able to see your coffee getting brewed in a stainless steel press and the positive side it that it would not break or shatter.

Go, brew that great cup of coffee!

Glass French Press

#3 : The Traveler

When it comes to traveling, you need to consider that the French press you consider should have the most important qualities of durability and portability. The last thing that you want is the broken pieces of glass in your luggage.

The road warrior is a good option if you are traveling alone whereas if you enjoy a big mug of coffee then you can consider taking the press which has a higher volume.

 

How to Make Cold Brewed French Press

Craving for a cold brewed french press? Here’s a simple method to make it at home.

Most of the people love having a cup of good cold brewed coffee, especially when it’s the time of summers. Do you hate to either go to a local coffee shop or spend $4 for every small carton of cold brew of coffee? It might have happened to you also that when you asked for a cold brewed coffee, the barista just pours hot coffee over ice, this is the worst for those who love cold brewed coffee.

There is a very simple solution to this problem that is to cold brew your coffee using a French Press. You can very easily get a French press, and we would even say that it’s the easiest process to brew your cup of coffee using the French Press.

French Press

Here is the most natural process through which you can have a cold-brewed cup of coffee using your French press:

Get your French press get started!

What’s needed?

– plastic wrap

French Press

– recycled glass bottle to put all of your delicious coffee concentrates into once you’re done

– coffee creamer (optional)

– Filtered water (you can use just tap water, but coffee is 99% water, so ya might as well use the best tasting water you can get your hands on)

– coffee: coarsely ground!!

– coffee creamer (optional)

– measuring cup

– coffee creamer (optional)

– sugar (optional)

Let’s BREW that cup of coffee!

First, you need to add about two cups of ground coffee beans to you French Press. Make sure that the grinding of the coffee beans is the size of sand rather than very finely ground beans (it shouldn’t be like powder).

Now you need to add water. It’s important to add the right amount of water to your brewed coffee because if you add too much water, the flavor of coffee will not be prominent enough. And too less of the water will make your coffee too hard. You may add about four medium cups of water to it.

Stir the mixture properly until you see that everything looks homogenous. That is, everything has formed one same color in the coffee. Ideally, this stirring should be continued for a while after it appears to give a uniform color.

Now at the last step, you need to place a plastic wrap on the top of the French Press, and with the help of a stretchy rubber band you can seal it off. This will give the right flavor to your coffee and also the time to absorb the flavor of the ground coffee in your drink.

Give it TIME and then go on to PRESS it.

There are different times that different sorts of people and websites will recommend you but the ideal time for the cold brew of your coffee should be anywhere between 12 hours to 18 hours. We have tried to brew it for 18 hours, and the coffee turned out to be on point!

We recommend you to wait patiently for this while as it’ll make your coffee worth it. Once the coffee has waited long enough, go on and press it.

Excellent cup of COLD BREWED COFFEE

You can dilute the above cup of coffee in the ratio of 1:1. That is one cup of water with one cup of coffee.

The above coffee will be strong! If you like your coffee to be a bit light, simple add more water.

We recommend you to serve your coffee with some cream over the top, sugar, and ice. It’ll make you feel empowered. Really! You can store the brewed coffee inside a glass bottle, and you’ll have the concentrate with you whenever you need to prepare your cold coffee. The coffee grinds can be used as compost in the garden.

Enjoy every bit of that cup of cold brewed coffee!