Old is gold. That saying never gets outdated. Isn’t it? French press is a still a ‘better’ way of making a tasty coffee with great depth to it. Coffee from the automatic brewing machines usually tastes slightly bitter due to the water temperature.Most of the coffee brewing machines heat the water to its boiling temperature which is 212 deg F. Coffee grains get over burnt at that temperature, making the coffee bitter. By using a French Press, you have the control over the water temperature. Coffee tastes best with all the flavors embedded in it with fresh aroma when brewed with water of 200 deg F temperature. Here is a step-by-step guide of making the best coffee using a french press.
Heat the water in a electric kettle to a temperature of 200 deg F. Some modern electric kettles come with a temperature control setting where you can heat the water to a specific temperature. If you are using manual method of heating water, try to have a cooking temperature to measure the water temperature.
While the hot water is getting ready, put the grounded coffee powder in the French Press. Usually 1/4 cup of coffee is enough for 2 servings.
Pour the hot water in the French Press and insert the press and leave it half way. Don’t push the press to the bottom – this is just to lock the coffee aroma and steam inside.
Leave it for 5 minutes. During that time you can get your coffee mug ready with the half-and-half or the milk concentrate added along with sugar.
Press the press slowly to the button. A good French Coffee Press will not allow coffee grounds to escape to the top.
Now pour the coffee into the mug, stir it well and enjoy the great tasting coffee!