Thursday, October 28, 2021

Masbad: Wacky How: Brew better coffee at home using a French Press

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Wacky Tech

I KNOW, I know. This isn’t anything about gadgets and computers and what not. You might start thinking if I’m shifting over to becoming a food writer. I’m not. I just wanted to share a couple of videos I found on YouTube while I was on my own quest to find out how to best brew coffee using the French Press.

I think this is also timely with all the work-from-home arrangements that we are all in. I have a feeling that you might not have the luxury of opportunity anymore of being able to hop-and-skip over to your favorite coffee shop by the office and order some weird concoction with cream and milk and sauces and stuff. Besides, it’s a good thing to somehow come back to basics of coffee. And brewing your coffee using the French Press can’t get any simpler than that. The French Press is easier to purchase. It’s easier to use (just press down on the plunger). And things can’t be that complicated for a novice. Unless, of course, if you really want to make it so much complicated.

Anyway, I brew my own coffee at home. I use the French Press. I have pre-ground beans that I also ground myself. And to keep with the non-complicated way of brewing my coffee, I don’t use any weighing scales or timers or some goose-neck kettle. I just use whatever kettle is available in the kitchen. And eyeball the amount of ground coffee I put into the French Press, pour in the hot water and let it sit there for some minutes. I press down on the plunger, pour out the coffee on a cup and that’s it.

But, take it from me, after a while of doing it like that, you’ll start wondering whether things can get better. And it can. Hence, the two videos I’m sharing with you today.

Remember, use what you have for now and just improve on the techniques rather than go out right away and buy the things that you see in the video. Although it won’t hurt if you can. Better tools can help, that’s for sure.

Anyway, here are those two videos. Enjoy!


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