French Press, Vacuum brew, Drip, Cold extracted, percolated, or other?
Sam is a trusted home cook.
Hand poured Melitta--I've tried them all and think it's the best. There is a cone on the market that you can set to keep the grounds in the filter for the number of minutes you like, but I've never bothered.
I love all preparations, but lately we've been grooving on our Chemex in our house. We've been brewing Stumptown Holler Mountain, and serving it with homemade almond milk(you'll find the recipe right here on food52). Incredibly smooth and perfect. Almond milk froths really nicely too.
I'm sure we should do better but...it is what it is. We have a coffee pot that grinds the beans, has a timer, and a carafe that keeps the coffee warm for a long time (without it being on a burner). It's not fancy, it's not fussy, I drink it black, and I love it. And coffee is hot when my husband gets up at 5, when I get up at 6, and when I have one last cup before I leave for work. With little attention from me.
I rather miss good old percolated coffee, which is now consider a bad thing. (except for buffets and church socials).
Percolated??? Do they even still make those torture devices? Even an ibrik when used properly…
I started pressing as a method -- by far the most accurate one as it turns out -- to do "A" vs. "B" comparisons (and sometimes "C") between different roasts using identical presses set side-by-side. I found I like the increased body and reduced acidity compared to drip and willingly make the tradeoff (a little sludge in the bottom of the cup which does prevent taking that one last sip). Plus there's no "paper" taste that comes with using a filter, any filter, bleached or quote "natural" unquote.
Chris is a trusted source on General Cooking
We've also tried them all and settled on the French press ... for now. Now ask us about grinding.
Kristen W. is a trusted home cook.
I'm a die-hard French press girl.
Please enter a valid email address.
Well played. You deserve a cookie.
Sunny days ahead with the code SUNNY20
20% in the Shop to Celebrate Almost-Summer!
From-Scratch Chocolate Cake...ASAP!
This Is an Interesting Place to Pour Your Latte
Nutritious Breakfast Hack
5 Room-Changing Ideas That Marry the Old With the New
prevented successful signup:
We'll never post anything without your permission.
prevented successful login:
Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.
(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)