Ever drank coffee from a French press? For many, it is a well-known way of brewing coffee. But what do you know about it exactly? Today we will tell you all the ins and outs.
For some people, this way of brewing coffee is the best because of all the personalization you can add, depending on your own individual taste. For example, you can vary the amount of time you mix the ground coffee with the water, you can decide the temperature of the water and the size of the ground coffee.
History of the French press
In the eighties, a patent was applied for this method of making coffee. To be precise: the inventors Mayer and Delforge from France applied for a patent in 1853. That was the beginning of the French press. Yet it was an Italian who in 1929 patented the model that most resembles the French press we know today. However, he did so under the name ‘cafetière’.
The principle of the French press is simple and for many a favorite way of brewing coffee. You put the ground coffee in the cafetière and add water. Then you wait a few minutes until you see the coffee surfacing. Stir well and after waiting a few more minutes, close the cafetière with the lid and press the press down. Now you can pour the coffee and it is ready to be served.
Many people believe that the French press makes the best coffee. They believe that a filter removes important flavors and natural oils from the coffee and that this detracts from the taste. The French press avoids this problem by not using a filter. As a result, the flavors remain intact and you experience the full taste of the coffee as pure as possible.
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