by David Le Blanc
What is the best coffee for french press coffee making?
Owning a french press is one of the best ways to make a great cup of coffee, but how do you know what is the best coffee for french press coffee making? A french press produces no waste, apart from the coffee grounds, which can be composted or put on the garden. It keeps coffee hot for a long time, if you have the right type of press, without going stale and bitter, like a drip filter. And you can take it anywhere, no electricity is needed, so ti it is great for taking on holidays and camping.
Like so many things in life, you get what you pay for, coffee is no different. There are many brands of coffee on the market, some are cheap, some are expensive. Thats not to say all cheap coffee is bad and all expensive coffee is good. The first thing you need to know is, what is your personal preference. Coffees are prepared and roasted to produce different strengths and flavours, a bit like beer and wine. Although the basic ingredients are the same, there a re many things a beer and wine maker can do to influence the final product; coffee is no different.
Therefore, it is important to firstly understand what type of coffee meets your personal preference. Do you like strong and robust, mild and smooth or somewhere in between. Only you can know this and it may take some trial and error to discover you favourite blend and brand. As far as the best coffee for french press coffee making goes, it is the grind coarseness that is most important. If the grounds are too fine, the coffee will block the filter, making it difficult to depress and there is a risk that the hot water will flood past the side of the filter and out of the french press, with the risk of scolding the operator. not good. The ultimate blend for a french press is a medium-course blend. This allows for enough space between the grounds for the coffee to pass through the filter when being depressed.
Medium-course grounds can be bought in some supermarkets or you can have your coffee specially ground at a specialist coffee supplier. But there is an even better option. The freshest coffee is made when the coffee beans are ground right before using.
Consider purchasing a hand grinder, they are not expensive. This way, you can store the beans in an air tight container or bag and grind what you need, when you need it. Happy coffee making. And if you need more information on how to get the best out of your french press, check out 10 Steps For Making The Best French Press Coffee Olive + Crate are committed to making quality products for you to enjoy in your home. Products can be purchased through our website or check us out on Amazon