emradguy Senior Member Joined: 31 Mar 2011 Posts: 3,226 Location: Houston Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Duetto II; Twist v2 Grinder: M Major, Macap M4, Pharos,... Drip: Espro presses; Aeropress Roaster: H-B "List of Favorites"
Posted Thu Jan 30, 2014, 7:34pm Subject: Re: What to look for in buying a french press
Check out the Espro press. It's expensive, but before you let that be a deal breaker, read the review of it on www.espressomyespresso.com In my opinion, the press is everything Randy makes it out to be.
. Always remember the most important thing is what ends up in your cup!
SJM Senior Member Joined: 17 Nov 2004 Posts: 1,723 Location: CA Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: SAMA (2), Maximatic, Cremina... Grinder: K-10PB, Rancilio MD-50 Vac Pot: no like Drip: no like Roaster: HotTop Huky en route
Posted Thu Jan 30, 2014, 7:48pm Subject: Re: What to look for in buying a french press
The Espro is amazing !!!! I've got a Bodum Presso (double-wall stainless), and was not ready for how incredibly much better the Espro results are. Now I want one in every size. It is definitely expensive, but....once you taste what you get in that pot, you will never turn back.
MWJB Senior Member Joined: 1 Jun 2013 Posts: 192 Location: UK Expertise: I like coffee
Grinder: Rocky, Lido, Porlex, Hario... Drip: Not enough room to list...
Posted Fri Jan 31, 2014, 4:46am Subject: Re: What to look for in buying a french press
For 4 diner mugs you'll want to brew with at least 1l of water (allowing for coffee dose, that's going to be 1.2l or more in terms of press size), bigger is better in terms of retaining heat during the brew. I like to brew as much as I can in one hit, anything not drunk at the end of brewing I'm quite happy to drink left over when cold, or even chilled in the summer.
Don't decant/pour until it tastes great in the brewer, I discard the first 1/4 cup or so as you get an oily film on the very top.
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