French Press vs Pour Over

French Press vs Pour Over

French Press

A french press has become very popular among coffee drinkers, and it's also a very simple process.  First you must determine how much coffee you would like, and based the amount, you would then how many tablespoons of beans you need, and how much hot water you will need.  We suggest 1-2 tablespoons of medium-course ground coffee, for every 6 ounces of water.  After you pour the water over your ground coffee beans, I like to let it sit for about 15 minutes for a real good steep.

A french press is going to give you more of a bold/strong flavor of coffee, because the ground beans are directly immersed into the coffee during the brewing process.  One thing to note, always leave a little bit of coffee at the bottom of the press, because if you use it all, you will typically get grinds in your last cup of coffee.


Pour Over

A pour over has become a very popular form of coffee preparation as well.  The pour over presents a much more mild and filtered/smooth flavor, due to the coffee beans not being actively immersed in the coffee, similar to the french press.  We suggest the Bodum 4 cup pour over, if you are interested in trying it out for yourself.  The pour over requires a filter, tea kettle or pour over kettle, and you slowly pour the water over the coffee beans in a circular motion.  Make sure to give the water time to drip, before you add more water. 

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