Elaine Bernard Coffee Maker January 20, 2019 13:52:16
The java is brewed by placing the coffee and water together leaving to brew for a few minutes then depressing the plunger to trap the grounds at the bottom of the container. Because the grounds remain in direct contact with the brewing water and the grounds are filtered from the water via a mesh instead of a paper filter java brewed with the French press captures more of the brews flavor and essential oils most of these are generally trapped in the paper or wire filters we use in the drip method of brewing. Because the used grounds remain in the drink after brewing French pressed coffee should be served immediately so as to not become bitter. A typical 8-cup French press is considered expired after 20 - 25 minutes as there is no warmer plate as in many makers.
In most cases the larger type of manual drip comes with a glass carafe which is then used to serve the coffee. The drip part is a cone shaped basket where a filter is placed. The basket is then filled with the desired amount of grounds. For stronger brew usually a generous tablespoon per cup is recommended. The basket sits on the carafe or( coffee pot) or on a single mug. The hot water is gradually added to the basket creating very fresh cup. You have to be very patient when adding water as too much water will flood the drip cone causing a unwanted mess of grounds and water all over the place.