The Best Coffee at Home:
Using a French Press
With all the fancy, techno-filled coffee machines on the market, people tend to forget that the simplest way is usually the best. On the other hand, people can also be intimidated by the "old ways'.
Let's get one thing straight; The French Press isn't rocket science. The French press, also called the cafetiere or coffee press, is a cylinder-shaped beaker (usually glass, but often plastic or steel) with a plunger. The piston of the plunger is made of mesh, allowing liquid to flow through it but not the larger coffee grounds.
With some coffee-brewing methods, the amount of brewed coffee you're trying to make and the grind size of your beans will affect how quickly the water will flow through the coffee—and how long your total brew time will be. This is true for drip brewing, pourover, and even espresso.
Take a look below at the 6 easy steps in making a delicious cup of coffee using a French Press.