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How to use a French Coffee Press 101

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All About my experience with a French Press

Coffee, coffee, and more coffee! Sometimes I like the convenience of having a coffee maker that makes coffee in just a few minutes. But then there are the times when life is a little slower and I enjoy using my French Press to make coffee or tea. Learning how to use a french press is not difficult at all. One benefit is that all you need is hot water and you are ready to make a variety of different drinks.

Classy Coffee
Classy Coffee

It gets me going in the morning, helps me get through work and warms me up when it is cold out. I never thought coffee could be classy. I’m not the Starbucks type. I either make my own with a standard 12 cup coffee maker or go through the drive thru at Dunkin Donuts. So when our room mate showed up with this thing called a French Press I wasn’t so enthused about it. I already had a coffee maker so what was the point of this little pot thing?

 

The best coffee I ever had was near the Pantheon in Rome. It was just one Euro and nothing less than perfect. I’m not going to tell you making coffee in a French press results in the same thing but I definitely think it tasted better than with the normal coffee pot. Back in 2014 these broke girls did not have a Keurig, my coffee maker was free and it worked great. Now I have a Keurig and I do use it often but there are times I prefer to use the French Press.

If you are in need of a French Press see below for some options from Amazon. One option is the glass French Press and the other option is a stainless steel French Press.

Why use a French Press?

1. It’s easy

2. It doesn’t require electric

3. If you can boil water you can use it.

4. No special coffee required ( of course better coffee grounds or beans equals better coffee)

5. It taste better

6. It’s way classier

 

How to use a French Press

1. Boil water

2. Put 3-4 scoops of coffee grinds in press

3. Pour water over coffee

4. Let it sit for 4 mins to brew

5. Push plunger down slowly to separate coffee grounds from coffee

6. Pour your fresh brewed coffee

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Coffee brewing
Coffee brewing

 

Plunger time
Plunger time

 

Push plunger down
Push plunger down

 

Pour and enjoy
Pour and enjoy

What can I make in my French Press?

Of course coffee. I have also used it to froth milk, to make larger amounts of loose leaf tea and to make Rasa Coffee.

If you are thinking of a looking into a coffee alternative, Rasa Coffee is one to check out. It is made from herbs and various plants. I like the coca flavored one.

Check out the description on Amazon to learn more.

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