Coffee lovers always prefer to drink French press coffee. You will need to have the right kind of equipment with you, if you want to successfully prepare it. However, once you are through it then the rest is quite easy.
Its name may sound fancy to many of you, but actually, French press coffee is one of the easiest and also the least expensive ways of enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning. You may also visit the site coffiery.com for more information and reviews about this variety of coffee.
The following are few things needed for preparing French Coffee.
1. Whole coffee beans
Buy pre-ground coffee beans, and grind them yourself. French press coffee will need uniform and coarsely ground beans. Smaller sized grains can get through the filter and also can create sediment in the coffee.
2. Burr coffee grinder
For getting coarse grounds of coffee of consistent-size, a burr grinder will be the best choice. Burr grinders will make a uniform grind, which is ideal for French press.
3. Measuring cups
Better to use any standard measuring cups for measuring your coffee. You may also refer to the following general guidelines for coffee/water proportions:
- For 1 cup water – 2 tablespoons coffee beans
- For 2 cups water – ¼ cup coffee beans
- For 4 cups of water – 1/2 cup coffee beans
- For 8 cups of water – 1 cup coffee beans
4. French press
You will need a French press for making French press coffee. Don’t spend too much money, as French press is the simplest of all kinds of brewing systems.
5. Boiling water
You will need boiling water for brewing the coffee.
6. Long spoon/stirrer
Any long spoon will work to break up the top layer of your coffee, it will be best not to use metal spoon to avoid accidentally breaking of the glass.
You can use your smartphone too as a timer. If that does not work for you then you can get a timer where you can easily set time between 1 to 5 minutes.
- Start with warming up the press by using boiling water and then rinse out the press.
- Then measure the desired amount of coffee beans and grind the whole coffee beans by using a manual or electric grinder and grind the coffee beans into coarse and consistently-sized grounds.
- Add the coffee grinds into the empty press. Boil a desired amount of water and cool it for 1 minute. Then pour the water into your French press.
- By using a spoon or stirrer, vigorously stir to break up the top layer.
- Let the coffee steep for an extra 4 minutes and then push the plunger to the bottom of your press and serve immediately your coffee.
You can also try various other caffeinated concoctions from around the world like Dalgona Coffee from South Korea, Creaole-Coffee from New-Orleans, Thai Coffee, Italian Affogato or Turkish Coffee.