Okay, I like coffee. A lot.
I was at a restaurant with Someone In Particular a few weeks ago and they served coffee from a French Press. I had forgotten how wonderful coffee tastes when prepared in a Press.
Basically, you just mix the coffee directly with the water and then plunge the coffee down to the bottom with a disc shaped screen.
Someone In Particular actually loaned me a Press a long time ago, so I made some coffee in it last week. It was outstanding. Maybe just in my mind, but it seemed so much better than drip.
As frequently happens, suddenly I’m hearing French Press reports from everywhere. My feed reader yesterday had two entries dealing with the Press.
The first from my friend Steve:
The coffeemaker and I are still not seeing eye to eye. Thankfully, the French Press has stepped up to take its place, and I’m OK with that. As much of a technology snob as I can be, it’s always entertaining to see old tech show new tech a thing or two. […] click for some bonus SteveMusique
The other from Lifehacker:
- With Press Pots, Coffee Worth the Effort
Starbucks cofounder Jerry Baldwin argues the virtues of the French press, or press pots, over drip coffee machines. [Coffee Culture]
I will drink to that.