October 27, 2011 7:11 PM Subscribe
What is the minimum water temperature that will give me enough caffeine / taste from french-pressed coffee grounds?
posted by NolanRyanHatesMatches to food & drink (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've been staying in Zuccotti Park for about three weeks and basically my only daily expense has been the ~$6 I spend on coffee (Kitchen Work Group buys their coffee from vendors on the periphery of the park at $25/vat, which goes really quickly in the morning). I have a french press back in Brooklyn that I'd like to bring over so I, and the people in my sleeping area, can just brew our own coffee throughout the day.
The only problem is that there isn't really any boiling-water access nearby, save the coffee carts. There are, however, plenty of hot-water-for-tea spouts on-site and in surrounding area. Will that water be hot enough to brew french-pressed coffee? Any big negative effects to taste/caffeine?
Or would an alternative idea, like working out a deal with the coffee carts for ~$1/pot of boiled water be an easier solution?