French Press

A simple coffee brewer also called a Press Pot: grounds and hot water are added to a carafe, allowed to sit for several minutes, and then a filter is pushed down to hold the grounds at the bottom of the carafe.French presses have the advantage that they are very easy to control: dose/grind, water temperature, and extraction time are all manageable. Presses result in a high-body cup with more residual grounds that most brewing methods. The French Press is a “full immersion” brewing method, as all the grounds are immersed in the full volume of brew water. One of the original brands was Melior, but the company merged into the Bodum brand.

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