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Why not stir the french press using a metal spoon?

I have a small French Press (roughly 220ml) that has the following written on it: Always stir before pressing down, using a plastic or wooden spoon, not metal. A metal spoon does not really damage ...
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Is using a French press to strain plant milk (almond, soy, etc.) easier than straining through cheesecloth?

The thing I hate most about making homemade milk is having to squeeze that little bag for eons just to strain all the milk out. I got the idea to do it in a French press instead, but upon doing some ...
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Danger From French Press Wire Mesh?

What is the danger of small strands of stainless steel coming off the wire filter and being ingested?
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Using a French press with finely ground coffee

I usually make two grinds for my coffee - a fine grind for my Moka and a coarse grind to take to work so I can put it in a French press. Today I zoned out and ground everything finely, and I don't ...
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Why does my coffee sometimes taste sour?

I typically drink light roast single origin coffees from a third wave coffee roaster. I'm brewing with either plunger/french press, or swiss gold filter. Often with the french press, the coffee ...
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french press vs. chemex - oil absorbed by chemex filters?

I've always understood the french press to be the superior way to prepare coffee because it lacks any paper/cloth filter thus leaving the flavorful and aromatic oil in the beverage. However, I've ...
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French Press Coffee amount [duplicate]

Okay so I have a french press, and I have been trying to figure out how much coffee I need. Here is the scenario: It is a 15 oz press, I been reading that the general rule of thumb is 2 tbs of coffee ...
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French-press coffee has a powdery taste

I recently ordered a French press (Bodum Kenya) and a ceramic conical burr grinder. I've tried this with two different decaf blends from Vermont Coffee Company, one which I ground at the store four ...
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How do I use a French Press to make coffee?

What are the steps to using a french press to making great tasting coffee? When I pour the hot water in, do I use the plunger immediately and then wait or do a I wait a few minutes first to brew and ...
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How do I remove small grounds when using a french press?

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 ...
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What makes coffee grinds sink in a french press?

We use a press pot to make coffee at home, and usually after a 3 minute steep, the grounds are floating at the top, but with this one bag of beans we got, they're all sunk to the bottom. The coffee ...
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Is a stainless steel french press good to make coffee?

My less than 1 year old glass French Press broke down today. There's a small circular piece of the glass which came off at the bottom. After doing some research, it looks like glass French Press ...
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If espresso is by definition pressure-brewed coffee, is French press coffee a form of espresso?

I wonder what the pressure difference is?
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The best way to clean a French Press coffee maker

I have been using a French Press coffee maker for quite some time now, and I have tried a few methods for removing the spent coffee grinds from the vessel. It is always a bit of a chore to this in an ...
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How fast does water cool off after boiling?

I don't have a kettle, so I use a cooking pot at home to boil water. I boil water on high in the cooking pot and as soon as I see the big bubbles/steam forming, I assume the water has reached 100° C. ...
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What is the the best coffee-water ratio? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the Ideal Coffee to Water Ratio for a French Press? In terms of weight, what is a recommended relation between coffee and the water, when I'm making coffee in a ...
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What's the ideal coffee to water ratio for a French press?

What's the ideal amount of coffee to use per cup of water in a French press? I've looked at various online resources, which all gave me a different amount. Some call for 2 tablespoons per 6 oz of ...
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Differences between coffee made with french press or espresso machine?

I've liked coffee for years and I'm thinking on buying a espresso machine. Before that, I want to know why the coffee seems more tasty when it is done that way than with a french press or a drip ...
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Ideal coffee grind for a French Press?

I recently picked up this Bodum "French Press" style coffee maker and so far, I'm really enjoying it for its simplicity. But I'm curious how I should be grinding my coffee. When I bought it, I ...
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