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Press Pot/French Press Coffee

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Weinoo, my guess is that you like strong coffee (which we lovingly call rocket fuel). In my drip machine I'm also at about 1 T for 8 oz.

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Weinoo, my guess is that you like strong coffee (which we lovingly call rocket fuel). In my drip machine I'm also at about 1 T for 8 oz.

 

I don't really know what is meant by strong coffee.  I like coffee brewed properly, with freshly roasted beans, freshly ground, made with good water at the proper temperature.  No matter the method.

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I use approximately 2 T per 8 oz. water. 2 T should weigh around 14 grams...7 grams per T of coffee.

 

Yep, me too. Or in my case, 21g per 12 oz. 7g per 4 oz water.

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I just made my first experimental pot. 3 Tbl grounds, approx 23 oz water, steeped for 5 minutes. What was strange to me is that the plunger had a lot of resistance for about the first 1/3 of the way down and then suddenly got easier.

Try what I said about lifting the plunger up when you meet resistance, it works.

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Coarse grind. 37 grams coffee to 24 ounces water (adjust to your taste). Five to ten seconds after my electric water kettle auto shuts, it's at about 205F (195-210 is recommended temp). Pour and stir to set grounds. I like a 6 minute, 30 second brew time ; your mileage may vary.

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May be I am the only one.

 

French press with ground coffee and water.

 

Microwave.

 

press and enjoy.

 

dcarch

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May be I am the only one.

 

French press with ground coffee and water.

 

Microwave.

 

press and enjoy.

 

dcarch

 

You remove the glass container..?

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You remove the glass container..?

 

I remove the metal press, just use the glass container, which holds one cup of coffee. It takes 1 1/2 minutes in my (900w ?) microwave.

 

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Use whatever coffee you like. I enjoy good old mocha java .

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12 hours ago, maurice_dudeley said:


I'm using unbleached filters for my coffee. Is it true that it can affect the taste of your coffee?
http://www.houseofbaristas.com/best-espresso-grinder/
Thanks! 

A press pot/French press doesn't use a filter. 

 

When I used to use a filter, I never noticed a big difference in taste in regular and unbleached. But I vastly prefer the press pot method now.

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