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Maximize Your French Press – Proper Way

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How to Brew a Coffee Maker

When you haven’t brewed your usual coffee the best way to go is by making a one of the many coffee recipes available on the Internet. You will need a coffee maker in order to have a fresh and tasty cup of the daily brew.

Making use of a coffee maker bean to make a one of a kind cup of coffee is possible, nevertheless it requires a bit of time and effort. Most, who don’t have a lot of time for a daily coffee fix, opt for a machine which offers more convenience such as a brewer that fits on top of the counter. It is possible to brew a decent tasting cup of coffee with a coffee maker. But, those who are in a rush opt for a machine that makes coffee much easier and faster. To brew a cup of coffee with a coffee maker, there are a few things you need to know.

Many people believe that it is not, nor is it good to keep coffee beans inside the refrigerator. However, this is possibly untrue.

Coffee beans are actually dried up coffee cherries. After you have brewed your coffee you can place them in a freezer bag. In order to keep them fresh you must keep them away from direct sunlight. There are many people who believe that it is not safe to put the coffee cherries directly in the dishwasher. However, this is potentially true. The dishwasher converts acid which is a requirement for many cherries to become a liquid. Acid is required to start the fermentation process and this can make them unsafe for consumption.

How to Make French Press Coffee Step-by-Step

So you’re in a rush, huh? Then you probably should have read this part first. Here’s the quick and dirty to using a Bodum french press:

  1. Place 2 tablespoons of coarse ground coffee at bottom of the French press.
  2. Slowly pour in 16 ounces of hot (200 degrees F) water into the press and place the top on the unit.
  3. Let mixture brew for 4 minutes.
  4. Slowly and steadily press the plunger down, making sure to lower it straight down.
  5. Pour out your two cups of coffee and enjoy.

The Best Coffee to Use in a French Press

The best coffee for French press is really whatever type of coffee you love in your mug, be it Colombia, Egyptian, or what have you. You could even decide to use the world’s strongest coffee if that’s your thing, or indulge in one of the world’s five most expensive coffees.

Variety is less important than the type of coffee grind. For two reasons, coarse grinds work best in French press coffee makers. The first is self-evident: finely ground coffee is more likely to pass through the filter of the press and into your drink.

Who would want that? The way the hot water permeates these larger bits of the bean during the extended time the grounds and water spend together, which is different from drip coffee, is another reason coarse grinds are best for French press brewing.

Larger grounds absorb more water and release more flavor than finer bits, but they do not result in the over-extraction that occurs with finer grinds, so the resulting brew is full-flavored without being acidic or astringent. (A quick-brewing espresso, on the other hand, necessitates an extra-fine grind, and some bitterness is expected and desired.)

In terms of taste, I recommend a medium roast coffee. Lighter roasts are better for the long extraction period because darker roasts have a more acidic profile. Additionally, medium and lighter roasts typically contain more caffeine, which is an added benefit.


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