If you want great coffee, you will need some oil. Coffee oil is very flavorful and improves the taste of coffee, but it is often lost during the normal filtered brewing process. Coffee made with a French press doesn’t pass through a filter so you don’t lose those natural aromatic coffee oils. Most coffee lovers agree that a French press makes a superior cup of coffee.
A French press (sometimes called a coffee press) is usually a glass cylinder with a plunger like device inside. You place your coffee grinds inside and pour hot water into it. The water should not be boiling or you will scald your grinds, which will affect the taste. 200 degree water is the optimum temperature for a fine cup of coffee. If you’re using a kettle to heat your water, remove it from the heat before if starts whistling. Or you can let the water boil, but let it sit for a couple of minutes before pouring it into your coffee press. Always leave at least an inch of space when filling up the French press.
Coffee beans that are ground too finely will clog the filter. You will probably be okay with automatic drip coffee grinds but the best way to enjoy French press coffee is to grind the beans yourself. Try to grind the beans to a size a little bigger than automatic drip coffee grinds. This may take some practice to get comfortable with your coffee grinder but it’s worth it. Remember to use your ground coffee immediately or store in an air tight container to keep them from getting stale.
Let the coffee steep in the water for about 4 minutes. Now it’s time for the press part of the French press. Place the French press on a non-slip surface and slowly and smoothly press the plunger down. If you press too hard or too quickly, you could have boiling hot water shoot out. This step is forces the coffee grinds to the bottom of the container leaving only delicious fresh brewed coffee. You are now ready to pour and serve.
The French press has become very popular in recent years. Manufacturers have added French presses to travel mugs and thermoses. As long as you have hot water you can make a fresh brewed cup of coffee anywhere. Many of these travel mugs and thermoses are insulated so that your coffee will stay warm longer.
With coffee becoming such an important part of most people’s days, isn’t it time that we pampered ourselves with a better tasting cup of joe. The French press is an easy and flavorful way to make a cup of coffee. So if you’re tired of the brown water that comes out of coffee vending machines in your office, then the French press is perfect for you.
Thank you to Yongbin for the french press photo.
The Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder is designed to capture the best flavor profile. This machine is part of the coffee making ritual. The machine has 14 settings to get the quality of the grounds you want. This ensures that you receive the perfect grind for any brewing method. Many grinders use plastic containers to receive the coffee, but this model comes with a glass catcher. The borosilicate glass reduces static.
Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder Features
- Timed grinding feature. This plus the grind button enables the user to set just the right amount of time to get the right coffee consistency.
- Durable. This is a long lasting machine designed for many years of use. It is made from the steel, plastic, rubber and silicone. This ensures that it can be used for many years.
- Adjustable. This grinder is continuously adjustable. This makes it capable of grinding beans needed for any type of coffee beverage. It has also 14 settings from grinding coarse to fine.
- Colorful. You can order this in black, red, green, or white.
- Consistent results
- Attractive design
- Glass catcher
Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder Reviews
One of the recent customers who purchased the Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder said, “This is an amazing coffee grinder. I have used it for several weeks and there are complaints. It is the right kitchen equipment to have. It is attractive and complements my kitchen décor. I highly recommend this grinder to coffee lovers.”
The Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder is the right machine for grinding coffee without any hassle. The machine is durable and very easy to use.
The Frieling Polished Stainless French Press is designed to do away with cones and filters. It has a capacity of 17 ounces (there are large ones as well). With this coffee press, you are free to make delicious, rich coffee in a very modern looking press. The problem of breakable glass carafes is eliminated with the stainless steel construction. It is portable and lightweight. The mirror-finish piece makes it look great and sleek. The full-length handle makes it both easy and comfortable to use. It can be disassembled completely for either hand washing or by running it through the dishwasher.
Frieling Polished Stainless French Press, 17-Ounce Features
- Easy to Clean. This press is rated dishwasher safe. You can wash this in your dishwasher without disassembling the plunger or by hand washing.
- Durable. The press is BPA free. It is made from the durable 18/10 stainless steel making it ideal for daily use. I’m sure it would last for years without needing to replace it.
- High quality Coffee. This is made possible with the French press brewing method, which delivers rich, fresh tasting coffee with unrivalled flavor.
- Heat Retention. This press is able to keep coffee warm four times longer than the normal presses made from glass. This is further aided by the double-wall insulation.
- Easy to clean
- Easy to use
- BPA free
- Made from stainless steel
Frieling Polished Stainless French Press, 17-Ounce Reviews
One of the recent customers who purchased the Frieling Polished Stainless French Press, 17-Ounce said, “I love this smaller press because it is big enough to brew one cup of coffee or tea for my husband and I. It really works well and there are no plastic parts. I believe it is very durable. I have been using it for two months now and there are no complaints thus far.”
The Frieling Polished Stainless French Press, 17-Ounce is designed to make two cups. This makes it an ideal coffee maker for a young couple.
The Bodum Chambord 8 Cup Double Wall Thermal French Press is a large press designed to deliver aromatic, fresh and hot coffee. It features patented thermal double wall glass and locking lid system. The locking system offers precision pour sprout and heat seal. This design allows for good control over the flow of coffee. I know I hate spilling coffee. This also ensures that freshness and aroma are locked in. The mesh filter allows the flavor to be delivered directly to the cup without waste.
Bodum Chambord 8 Cup Double Wall Thermal French Press Features
- Mesh Filter. The press comes with a mesh filter which easily extracts the oils from coffee without affecting the aroma and the flavors. The filter usually prevents fine grounds from getting into your cup. This eliminates the use of paper filter and hence no waste.
- Patented Safety Lid. The lid is designed to prevent the splashing of the liquids while you are pressing. It also offers the user the control over the making and pouring process
- Dishwasher Safe. This makes it easy to clean.
- Easy to clean
- Very sturdy
- Innovative design
- Some finer grounds may pass the mesh filter
Bodum Chambord 8 Cup Double Wall Thermal French Press Reviews
One of the recent customers who purchased the Bodum Chambord 8 Cup Double Wall Thermal French Press said, “I love hot coffee and therefore use it French press every day. The quality of the coffee is unmatched and keeps the coffee hot for quite long. I am planning to buy another for my office soon. I highly recommend the Bodum.”
The Bodum Chambord 8 Cup Double Wall Thermal French Press brews coffee in just 4 minutes. It has high quality features such as double wall and heat resistant materials to keep the coffee hot.
The Keurig B130 DeskPro is a compact and convenient one cup brewing system, ideal for any small spaces. You might have used Keurig coffee machines before and are familiar with the k-cup coffee single cup pods that are available in a variety of different blends and flavors, if not you are in for a treat!
This has been designed for commercial use, so you also might have used the Keurig B130 DeskPro Brewing System in your hotel room.
So who would this brewing system be suitable for?
On a personal note if you are an avid coffee drinker like me, this is the perfect accompaniment for your office desk. It is compact so doesn’t take up a lot of space, you can have great tasting coffee on tap and save time and money by not having to visit your local coffee shop.
It would also be suitable if you only occasionally have a cup of quality coffee. This way you won’t have to brew a big pot of coffee. You can just grab a quick cup when you feel the urge. It might be that you are the only coffee drinker in the house and your partner or family members don’t drink it. Read the rest of this entry
The Capresso Burr Grinder is a commercial grade coffee grinder manufactured by Swiss company Jura Elektroapparate AG, a pioneer in automatic espresso and coffee machines.
It is designed with steel burrs, which normally only come in commercial grinders, and it holds up to 8.5 ounces of coffee beans at a time. The steel conical burrs allows for effective grinding while rotating slowly, this reduces the heating of the ground coffee, and helps it preserve maximum flavor and aroma.
The grinder has 16 settings, four for each of it’s categories which are fine, extra fine, regular, and coarse. These options give you total control to make your perfect blend. The grinders are also very quiet compared to disk grinders, and are not as likely to clog. It has a built in timer that allows you to set the grind for five seconds to a minute without having to be physically pushing a button on the grinder. It also comes with a one year warranty so if there is a problem with it, you can send it back for a replacement.
The bean container needs to be locked in place for the grinder to work, while the coffee container remains sealed while grinding and holds four ounces of coffee grounds.
Cleaning the Capresso infinity grinder is quite simple, the bean container and burr lift off which gives easy access to clean the grinding chamber with the cleaning brush provided. Read the rest of this entry
By reading this Handpresso Outdoor Espresso Review you can learn a lot about the characteristics of this gadget. Coffee lovers will surely appreciate the set, because it contains all the items that are necessary for making a great coffee. Instead of the regular ground coffee, the set uses E.S.E espresso pods, but there is a Hybrid version, which offers you the possibility to use both. In order to make a coffee, the machine can be manually pumped until it reaches the pressure of 16 bar. Hot water is added and the espresso pod is inserted. There are 4 cups included, but they must be washed after every round.
- No Co2 cartridges required so there is no wastage and never run of out pressure
- simple design for dependability and you never run out of pressure
- You can take it on an aeroplane.
- This Outdoor set is made of thermo-formed extreme vibration attenuation designed to withstand 50psi
- Four light weight espresso cups which are great for travel and keep you espresso hot and two handpresso napkins
- Thermal carafe allows you take your espresso anywhere
- Uses ESE sized pods such as starbucks, illy, lavazza, gaggia etc. Read the rest of this entry
Making espresso in the home can be a lot cheaper than running out to buy a serving when the urge to have some fine coffee arises. Of course, having your own espresso machine in the home also offers great convenience.
There are quite a number of espresso machines on the market though, so choosing the right one might not always be easy to do. For those considering the La Pavoni Professional PBB-16 Espresso Machine Black Base model, there are quite a number of positives that make it a good machine worth purchasing.
It is not the perfect machine though, and a few drawbacks do exist. Overall, it is a solid espresso maker for anyone interested in making an investment in one.
The machine can make up to 16 two-ounce shots and this is thanks to the sizable 38 ounce boiler installed inside of it. There are smaller machines on the market that are only capable of making 2, 4, or 8 shots. That is fine if you are only filling small orders. For those in need of making quite a bit of espresso, the large boiler is a huge benefit. For those who only want to make a few smaller shots, the machine can accommodate that request as well. The flexibility of the machine is a major plus. Read the rest of this entry