Most of you are probably thinking, what kind of idiot doesn’t know how to use a French Press to make coffee. However, many of us grew up in homes with an electric coffee maker. Some of us even invested in an espresso maker with a milk frother when we were in college. However, I had never even heard of a French Press and had no idea how they worked until I went looking for a way to make coffee on the boat without electricity.
Therefore, we decided to shoot a little video during our regular Sunday morning brewing session to help spread the joy of the French Press to anyone else who may need their daily caffeine fix.
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Hey, you left out how to clean it! I saw one for the first time while on a boat this summer. I’ve only used one a few times and so far it’s been pretty messy. On a boat you can rinse and dump overboard, but at home or on travel it’s a bit of a hassle. Any secrets?
I rinse the grounds off the filter into the pot, then swirl the pot and dump it overboard. Usually it takes two rinses to get all the grounds out. I just use an electric coffee maker at home.
Excellent video! Tried the French Press but we’re not fans. We have a percolator but we don’t use it. Just can’t give up the Keurig. Thank goodness for generators!! Life’s just too short to NOT start your day with a good cup of coffee!!