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Posted Wed Dec 16, 2009, 12:06pm
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lifeandpeace Said:

Now there's one I haven't heard. So you partially press so that there's water above and below the grounds? I'll try.

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I've seen that done at Verve coffee house in Santa Cruz, California. Lower left pic shows plunger partially pressed so all grounds are submerged in the brew water.

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Posted Thu Dec 17, 2009, 6:07am
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I've been doing it and its much easier than stirring (no spoon to clean).  I don't even go that far, but yeah thats the general idea, all the grounds are submerged for full brewing, then just press to filter.

 
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Excuse my very late reply to this thread. I've tried every method out there and I find the way I do it pretty darn good.

Using 195F water, I start by pouring in a small amount of water to moisten and bloom the grounds. After 30 seconds, I pour in the rest of the water, making sure to thoroughly agitate the grounds (with the pouring water) in the press (pretty much like stirring). I use a scale and stop pouring when I hit the desired water weight. Total water/grounds contact time is 4 minutes for a larger press (8-12 cup) and 3 minutes for a 3-4 cup press.

I find if I stir at anytime, the grounds sink and I find that it decreases extraction.

 
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