Elaine Bernard Coffee Maker January 22, 2019 08:44:23
It has been a long time since I have used a manual drip coffee maker but I do have limited experience with them. I began many years ago to use the single cup model as I was the only java drinker in the household at the time. If you can boil water and measure a tablespoon full of coffee the hard part is done one can easily make a great cup using the manual drip method and is certainly cost effective as they are generally inexpensive. The larger styles can brew 8- 10 cups at a time.
Beans for use in a French press should be of a consistent coarse grind. The use of a hand coffee grinder or manual coffee grinder gives a more consistent grind than the whirling blade variety of electric grinders. The ground should be more coarse than that used for a drip coffee filter as a finer grind will seep through the press filter and into the coffee. A French press is also more portable and self contained than other makers. And make a great solution for a travel maker in such cases as back packing or camping. Despite the name the French press is not noticeably more popular in France than in other countries. In most French households coffee is usually prepared by drip brewing using an electric coffee maker and paper filters.