Big Blue Interactive The Corner Forum  
Back to the Corner

Archived Thread

NFT: French Press

TurdFurguson : 2/4/2019 12:00 pm
Finally got around to using my Christmas Gift, and I wish I had done so sooner. Different than a good drip but smooth as hell.

Question for anyone else using one. Iíve only used light or medium roasts so far. Iím more partial to light in drip, but finding I like medium more in french press. Do darker roasts taste better in a french press?
Don't know about that but  
NYRiese : 2/4/2019 12:04 pm : link
I find that the slower more gently you add the hot water the more efficient the extraction process is and the smoother the cup.
I thought you were talking about  
I'mRonBurgandy? : 2/4/2019 12:10 pm : link
a triceps exercise.
I have been  
Giants : 2/4/2019 12:16 pm : link
using one for years. Mine is double wall stainless steel and its the best coffee I've ever had. I use medium roast
I as well have a stainless steel one  
beatrixkiddo : 2/4/2019 12:20 pm : link
Not mentioned, but a must is having a grinder with variable coarse settings. French Press needs to be ground right or you end up over extracting and end up with a sludgy cup of coffee. Yeah I think I have the same preference for medium to dark roasts in a Press, Lights to me tend to come out a little cleaner in a drip. Makes sense since a lighter roast is typically brighter and more susceptible to any off flavors you may get from to much contact with the grounds and whatnot.
L'…quipe  
Pete in MD : 2/4/2019 12:27 pm : link
has good soccer coverage.
RE: L'…quipe  
TurdFurguson : 2/4/2019 1:23 pm : link
In comment 14286853 Pete in MD said:
Quote:
has good soccer coverage.


Mock all you want. Itís a great, cheap cup of coffee.
RE: I thought you were talking about  
madgiantscow009 : 2/4/2019 1:36 pm : link
In comment 14286812 I'mRonBurgandy? said:
Quote:
a triceps exercise.


no, that hurts my elbows while the coffee doesn't.
I'm not familiar with the mechanics of french press coffee...  
BamaBlue : 2/4/2019 1:43 pm : link
but I love coffee. What are some models to consider? I use a Keurig now and I'm perfectly happy with it. It's always nice to try new stuff...
^^^^^  
BamaBlue : 2/4/2019 1:44 pm : link
I should also add that I drink one cup of coffee on weekdays before heading to work. On the weekends, it's usually 2-3 cups per day...
RE: I'm not familiar with the mechanics of french press coffee...  
River Mike : 2/4/2019 2:07 pm : link
In comment 14287002 BamaBlue said:
Quote:
but I love coffee. What are some models to consider? I use a Keurig now and I'm perfectly happy with it. It's always nice to try new stuff...


You love coffee and you're happy with Keurig?!! Wow. Well I suppose loving coffee isn't the same as being discriminating about coffee.
There are good and bad Keurig pods...  
BamaBlue : 2/4/2019 2:21 pm : link
I get the dark roast brands and have been happy with the ones I selected. It did take some time to find the ones that I liked, but it wasn't a great chore either.
Glad You Made This An NFT  
Trainmaster : 2/4/2019 2:22 pm : link
My first thought was ďFrench PressĒ was a new secondary coverage or technique.

:-)
I prefer darker roasts for French Press  
Gary from The East End : Admin : 2/4/2019 4:47 pm : link
But I like darker roasts in general.

There are a lot of variables that can change the flavor of french press coffee and it's fun to play around with them to see what you prefer.

Coffee to water ratio is a big one. I like a strong brew, so I generally go with one gram of coffee to fourteen grams (ml) of water. Get a digital kitchen scale if you don't have one.
RE: Don't know about that but  
mattlawson : 2/4/2019 4:52 pm : link
In comment 14286798 NYRiese said:
Quote:
I find that the slower more gently you add the hot water the more efficient the extraction process is and the smoother the cup.


yeah you have to let it bloom at first, slow add.
RE: RE: Don't know about that but  
Jim in Fairfax : 2/4/2019 5:25 pm : link
In comment 14287312 mattlawson said:
Quote:
In comment 14286798 NYRiese said:


Quote:


I find that the slower more gently you add the hot water the more efficient the extraction process is and the smoother the cup.



yeah you have to let it bloom at first, slow add.

This method is important for pour-over coffee but is irrelevant for French press since you fully immerse the grounds and let them steep. Just pour all the water in, wait about 30 seconds for it to off-gas, then give it a good stir.
RE: There are good and bad Keurig pods...  
santacruzom : 2/4/2019 7:07 pm : link
If there are good Keurig pods, I haven't experienced them. Everything I've made with a Keurig has tasted like burnt cancer, including hot chocolate and hot cider.
RE: RE: There are good and bad Keurig pods...  
TurdFurguson : 2/5/2019 12:54 am : link
In comment 14287423 santacruzom said:
Quote:
If there are good Keurig pods, I haven't experienced them. Everything I've made with a Keurig has tasted like burnt cancer, including hot chocolate and hot cider.


Iím stealing burnt cancer as a description.
RE: I'm not familiar with the mechanics of french press coffee...  
madgiantscow009 : 2/5/2019 1:29 am : link
In comment 14287002 BamaBlue said:
Quote:
but I love coffee. What are some models to consider? I use a Keurig now and I'm perfectly happy with it. It's always nice to try new stuff...


I don't think it matters. You can get that at target for $19.99.

.

you put coffee grinds (most french press people grind whole beans right before) in the glass container. Fill it with hot water and mix it. There is a plunger up top you press to just the top of the water. Wait 4 minutes and push down the plunger. Pour out the coffee. Dump out the grinds.
that french press  
madgiantscow009 : 2/5/2019 1:30 am : link
is actual size.
Back to the Corner