Why the French Press is the Best Choice

Why the French Press is the Best Choice

Why the French Press is the Best Choice

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The French press, a recent addition to our website, has swiftly become a favourite amongst coffee aficionados. Its rise in popularity isn't just a trend; it's a testament to the quality of brew it produces. We jump into the many reasons why the French press rises above its counterparts in the coffee world.

History of the French Press (dits)

Tracing its origins back to the 19th century, the French press, or 'cafetière' as it's known in some circles, has a rich history. Initially patented by an Italian designer, it has undergone various modifications to become the beloved version we use today. Its enduring presence over the centuries speaks volumes about its reliability and the exceptional coffee it brews. Feel free to spin that dit at the next BBQ!

The Design and Functionality of the French Press

At its core, the French press consists of a cylindrical glass beaker, a plunger, and a built-in filter screen. This simplicity is its greatest strength. To brew, coarse coffee grounds are steeped in hot water, then separated by pressing down the plunger, resulting in a full-bodied cup of coffee. Its design eschews the need for electricity or complicated machinery, championing a straightforward approach to coffee brewing, perfect for those on the move.

Superior Taste and Quality

The essence of the French press lies in its brewing process, which fully immerses the coffee grounds in water. This method ensures a complete extraction of the beans' oils and flavours, offering a richness and depth that drip coffee makers struggle to match. The result? A robust and velvety cup of coffee that captures the essence of the bean.

Best coffee for a French Press

We highly recommend using a medium roast coffee in a French press. These roasts achieve a balance, enabling you to enjoy the delicate tasting notes without producing an excessively strong or weak coffee.

Versatility and Control

What sets the French press apart is the control it offers over the brewing process. Users can adjust the strength and flavour of their brew by varying the steeping time and the temperature of the water. This flexibility extends beyond your regular coffee; the French press is equally as great at making cold brew, making it a versatile addition to add to your coffee arsenal.

Cost-Effective and Eco-Friendly

Sustainability is key, the French press stands out as an eco-friendly choice. It requires no disposable filters or pods, reducing waste and ongoing costs. All you need is your favourite coffee beans, making it a budget-friendly option for daily use.

We urge you to experiment with different coffee making techniques, although this being a personal favourite of ours, the aeropress is a close match!

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