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09-10-2009, 04:46 PM #1
I bought a coffee press!
~After our third drip coffee maker in nine years broke I decided to do something very different than what we were used to.
My reasons for the switch:
Drip coffee maker cons:
-they take up a huge amount of counter space in our small kitchen
-drip coffee maker carafes are flimsy and we've had to pick up thrift store replacements several times
-we must keep paper filters on hand for drip, another thing that's produced, I must buy and store
-units are made primarily of plastic, which I try to avoid, especially since it heats water through plastic
Coffee press advantages besides fixing all of the above:
-portability! We'll be taking it on our camping trip in Oct.
-better tasting coffee(I'm drinking my first cup now and it is so yum!)
-we have a gas stove so we can still have coffee in a power outage
-all pieces go in the dishwasher
-usable for brewing loose tea without imparting a coffee flavor like drip makers do
-does what it's supposed to do and nothing else(no alarms, clocks, timers, etc)
-aesthetics. It's purty!
This is the double walled, all stainless steel model I purchased:
09-10-2009, 05:15 PM #2
- Rep Power
I LOVE my coffee press! It goes camping with us, works when the electricity is out (gas hot water heater). AND the coffee tastes SO much better.
09-10-2009, 09:24 PM #3
- Rep Power
You did an excellent job on why to use a (French) coffee press.
I'm not a big coffee drinker, but I LOVE it made in my coffee press. So quick and easy, and I can make just one cup at a time, or more cups with my larger press.
Don't forget to give the coffee/water a quick stir into a "slurry" after you add the water to get the "bloom" to really come out before you steep it, and then plunge it.
Here's another cost-savings method you may find useful, or at least "interesting".
How to make Whole Bean Coffee for those of you who have a problem consuming bitter coffee.
Place 2 T. whole coffee beans per 6-oz. boiling water in a Thermos (for as many cups as you need to make, or your Thermos will hold). Seal it and lay it on its side for 1-hour. The coffee is lighter in color and NO bitterness.
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