For those of you who do not know, a French press is basically a coffee mug with a filter that has a small-sized hole on the top for making coffee. Typically, you put boiling water in the hole and the coffee is forced through the filter, and then it is ground in the pot available. A French press can be used to make a variety of different beverages such as: coffee, hot chocolate, cappuccino, and even tea. While I am sure there are other types of coffee presses available, I would only be interested in learning how to prepare French Press coffee. This article will help you understand this type of coffee making method, and hopefully, provide you with the information you need to start brewing your own French Press coffee.
One thing you need to know right from the beginning is that this method uses much more water than a drip coffee maker. If you are going to use this method at home, make sure you always use fresh coffee and never use old. The reason why is because using old or stale coffee will produce a bitter tasting cup of coffee that may even have a burnt taste to it. When you are getting ready to use the French press, you should first brew the coffee in your high-quality coffee pot available at your local grocery store and then use a strainer to extract the water and coffee beans from the ground coffee.
The actual process can be quite complex if you are not familiar with it. However, with the basic understanding provided here, you should be able to at least get the basic idea. If you are interested in learning how to prepare French Press coffee, I would suggest you purchase a French press that is made specifically for this type of use. These devices usually have a funnel attached to the lid and the plunger for pouring the coffee, plus a French press bag. You can find these items at your local grocery store or online.