When I use a french press to brew coffee, there always is some small grounds with the coffee.

I have adjust the grinder to make coarse grounds, but this does not help a lot.

Can I remove these annoying grounds without a filter?

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After pressing the coffee I always let it settle a while prior to pouring. Pour slowly, then let it settle a moment in the cup. I leave the last of the coffee in the press to avoid most of the sludge. Some very fine grounds will inevitably make it into the cup -- it is the nature of the beast.

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    This, and make sure you press the plunger down nice and slowly to avoid smaller grounds from being forced through the strainer by the pressure. Apr 3, 2012 at 13:28
  • You may want to try a different French press too, I've got one which lets through a lot of grounds simply because it's low quality. Apr 6, 2012 at 12:10

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