Three Great Things about a French Press
Monday, April 15, 2013 at 8:04 AM
By Glen McLean
Sunday morning? In my life, it's the day to de-stress.
I sleep until 6:00am. Crushie (yes, my dog) is not overly happy with this routine as it interferes with her walk around the block at 4:30am the rest of the week. Too Bad! I enjoy those extra few hours before I hop in the car and make my way to the stores. Life of the local coffee guy...
Part of my Sunday routine is making myself a cup of coffee using my trusty Bodum French Press coffee maker.
It is a simple piece of equipment that makes a great cup of coffee. Why? Three reasons:
1-I grind the beans for 15 seconds insuring the coffee is coarse and pebbly. My grinder is an old clunker: loud and noisy. It's great because during that 15 second grind, I can wake up everyone in the house. We can all get on with our day. Now that's a great thing about a French Press!
2-Using boiling water, I start the brewing process by mixing the coffee and water in the Bodum with a spoon insuring all the grinds are soaked and saturated. I slowly press down the screen after a 5 minute wait. I think 5 minutes is the perfect brew time. The coffee is full of taste but not bitter or overpowering. Great aroma too. Now that's a great thing about a French Press!
3-Finally, my French Press holds 3 cups of coffee, the second cup is stronger than the first and the third cup is stronger than second. Just is! The last cup of coffee insures my eyes are open and my head is clear to interpret the political spin sputtered by the various provincial and national newspapers. Sunday morning caffeine certainly helps me prepare for the week ahead. Now that's a great thing about a French Press!
If you use a French Press coffee maker, be sure to dispose of your grinds properly. Have a look at Randy's Blog: http://javamoose.com/blog/used_coffee_grinds
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