Pros and Cons of making French press coffees have a little of a cult following as well. You now have full control over the taste of your coffee, and you could easily use a French-pressed coffee maker to make instant hot coffee or tea. Plus, it is relatively inexpensive. You can pick out a high-quality French-pressed coffee maker for less than $20 on Amazon.
Drip makers Vs. French Press
A standard drip machine would take approximately one minute to grind the beans, four minutes for the water to heat up, four minutes for the grounds to drip into the hopper, and approximately eight minutes for the pot to cool.
- Once the pot has cooled, then you have to manually push the plunger to release the coffee grinds that have been enclosed within the filter.
- If you have a French-pressed coffee maker with a French pressed filter, then you do not have to push the plunger because it will automatically release all of the ground coffee.
- This means that you will be able to make a delicious cup of coffee in less than four minutes!
One important thing that you should consider before purchasing your French pressed coffee machine is the type of filter that you want to use. If you are going to use the drip method, then the filter you select will determine how much coffee you will be able to brew.
There are basically two types of coffee presses:
standard drip machines and pressure presses. Standard drip machines are simply large tubes with a filter on each end. The coffee grinds that you want to grind will sit directly on the filter in the tube. Because of this, the standard drip brewing system takes up more room than a press system.
If you are looking for a different brewing method, then you will probably be better off selecting a French press that uses a French Press Morte. When making coffee using a Morte, the coffee plunger is replaced by a decanter. A decanter is glass, plastic or ceramic that holds liquid and provides a means to separate the grounds from the liquid. A French pressed Morte has a metallic handle that makes the operation of pouring the liquid much easier and the decanter gives a smooth drinking experience.
Before you purchase your new French pressed coffee machine, you will need some equipment in order to get started with the brewing process. Typically, you will need a measuring cup, a measuring spoon, a measuring cup/micron measurer, a standard coffee pot, a coffee filter, a kettle and a French Press cutter. The French presses will come with their own accessories; however, these items can become quite expensive.
The first thing that you will need to purchase is the coffee press itself. Typically, the French presses will come with three different sizes. You will want to select the one that is most comfortable for you to use. The cups generally range in size from one cup, six ounces, twelve ounces, twenty ounces and thirty ounces. Typically, the larger the cup the less expensive it will be. Once you have purchased your new French Press, you will need to begin the process of learning how to make French Press coffee.