The French Press

 

Although it’s one of the easiest methods to make coffee for more than one cup, French Press is no longer the best route to an immersive cup of coffee.

What?!?!

 French Press is an immersion method, and time-worn tradition holds that it makes the biggest, sweetest cup. You can see why: It steeps in medium coarse grind (fewer fines). But the advent of the Clever Dripper made chemists get their hardware and software out. They found the latter made a more immersive cup, without leftover sediment.

All said, note the broad number of barista approaches and heed only one geeky part of this technique: Pour ALL the water at once and don't argue with science. When water is absorbed by the grind, H2O molecules are given an equal chance to absorb the solids. If you are blooming grind, waiting, and following with a second pour, you are not getting all the water absorbed equally.

Blooming is overrated. Just sayin'.

The French Press

 

Although it’s one of the easiest methods to make coffee for more than one cup, French Press is no longer the best route to an immersive cup of coffee.

What?!?!

 French Press is an immersion method, and time-worn tradition holds that it makes the biggest, sweetest cup. You can see why: It steeps in medium coarse grind (fewer fines). But the advent of the Clever Dripper made chemists get their hardware and software out. They found the latter made a more immersive cup, without leftover sediment.

All said, note the broad number of barista approaches and heed only one geeky part of this technique: Pour ALL the water at once and don't argue with science. When water is absorbed by the grind, H2O molecules are given an equal chance to absorb the solids. If you are blooming grind, waiting, and following with a second pour, you are not getting all the water absorbed equally.

Blooming is overrated. Just sayin'.