If there is one thing I need every morning… it’s coffee! It’s the perfect way to jump start my day. Now I own both a drip-brewer and a French Press. I know there benefits to both ways to brew coffee, but when I need that richer taste with amazing aromas, I brew my coffee through the French Press.
Francois et Mimi offers a stainless steel double wall French Press with Vintage styling that I’ve absolutely fallen in love with. The mirror finish gives it such an elegant vibe and perfect for when hosting any kind of soiree.
Now if you’ve never used a french press before, yes, it does take a little experimentation to figure out exactly what works best flavor wise for you. This particular french press hold 34 oz. so I boil usually 4 cups of water, and ground seven scoops worth of coffee. If you want to make a single serving through, I’d use one cup of water, with 2 to 4 tablespoons of coffee. I recommend a medium coarse grind as well.
Once the water is boiled, poor just a tad into the press to warm the pot up. Then go grind your coffee beans, and add them into the pot.Pour in your water half way so that all the coffee grinds are wet. Gentle stir and let it sit for one minute. Then pour the rest of the water into the pot.Cover the pot by placing the press over the opening, but don’t push the plunger down yet! Let the coffee “brew” for at least 3 minutes. Sometimes I let it for 6 minutes. Just remember, the longer you let it brew, the stronger the coffee will be!Slowly push the plunger down, until it reaches the bottom of the pot. You can let it sit for another minute, or you can pour immediately to serve!
French Press in Action
Check out this short video I recorded that gives a quick run down on how to use a french press, using visuals. Please excuse my congestion! Sadly I have a cold while filming.
Buy It: At the time of this posting, the French Press was on sale at Amazon for $39.95.