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How do I coffee?

Staying at an AirBnB and they provided a French press which I've never seen before and can't quite figure out how to use. The plunger has two separate filter-y parts and most perplexing is the fact that there is no spout, so if you put water and coffee in the main part and press it as usual there seems to be no way to pour your coffee (you can try to pour, but only a thin dribble comes out). [more inside]
posted by EmilyFlew on Jun 9, 2016 - 6 answers

Am I going to catch, like, coffee scrofula?

How clean should I be keeping my french press? Help me overthink a plate of (coffee) beans. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on May 1, 2015 - 22 answers

How do I make a full mug of AEROPRESS coffee?

I just got an Aeropress and have been trying to figure out how to use the inverted method to make a 10-oz. mug of regular (Americano) coffee. When I use one scoop of fine-ground coffee and fill to the 3 then the 2 as recommended by Stumptown inverted method, I get about 2 oz. of coffee concentrate, which makes about 5 oz. of regular-strength coffee. But if I use two scoops of coffee and fill to the 2 and then the 1 with this method, I get about 2.5 oz. of coffee concentrate, which doesn't make a strong-tasting 10-oz. cup, either. Generally I'm using a dark roast, Sumatra or French or a blend. To make a nice, full-tasting 10-oz. cup of coffee, do I need to steep longer? Use more grounds? Grind finer or coarser? Help! My second question is, do I really need to use twice as much coffee to make a single cup compared to a French press, where I use 2-3 tbsp. coarse-ground coffee and steep for 3-4 minutes to get 10 oz. of coffee? Thank you for any help!
posted by roxie110 on Jan 12, 2015 - 20 answers

French coffee press... one step at a time!

What is the reason for pushing the filter down on a French coffee press in stages rather than in one single motion? [more inside]
posted by war wrath of wraith on Jan 19, 2014 - 14 answers

Some like it hot

I'm trying to improve my husband's coffee experience with a birthday gift. His number one issue is that hot drinks get cold too quickly. He also doesn't totally love having two things to clean up (french press + coffee cup). So I thought I'd get him something nifty to solve these problems. Does anyone have recommendations? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Jul 21, 2013 - 26 answers

Looking for the perfect press

Hi, all. This should be fairly short, so here goes: While suffering through the Influenza of 2013, I ended up watching a ton of episodes of Danger Man on DVD, only to become entranced with this particular object, which I've made a screenshot of. [more inside]
posted by Minus215Cee on Feb 20, 2013 - 15 answers

Coffee 101: sociology and technology

I don't drink coffee and most of my friends don't either, but I'd like to be able to offer a nice cup to occasional visitors who do drink coffee. What type of small-scale coffee maker would be a good choice: some kind of drip and filter method? French press? Should I buy a small amount of decent quality ground coffee and hope that it keeps well between coffee drinkers? (And what would be a safe, crowd-pleasing choice?) Or should I just forget offering potentially mediocre coffee and offer everyone tea and tisanes?
posted by The True Wheel on Jan 13, 2013 - 41 answers

How to get French Press coffee without the cholesterol

My parents have decided to replace their french press due to concerns about cholesterol. Previously . I want to get them a paper filter based coffee maker that makes 4 or more cups of coffee at a time. The other constraint is that the machine has to be shorter than 14 inches so it fits under their cupboards. [more inside]
posted by vegetableagony on Dec 16, 2012 - 8 answers

Fresh coffee at home for one moderate coffee drinker?

I like coffee a lot, but I don't like a lot of coffee. How to I have fresh coffee when I'm just making a cup or two for myself occassionally? [more inside]
posted by BrashTech on Jun 22, 2012 - 37 answers

Meow! Espresso?!

What's the difference between an espresso blend and regular whole bean coffee? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Aug 26, 2010 - 16 answers

Am I ruining my drip machine?

I make my morning coffee in a French press, but then I keep it hot by pouring it into the carafe of my drip machine while it's switched on. Is this somehow going to damage my coffee maker if I don't have any water in the reservoir? I just want the hot plate to keep it warm. Relevant info: I have the Michael Graves coffee maker from Target.
posted by extramundane on Aug 15, 2010 - 14 answers

The grounds need to be divorced.

How can I fix the broken plunger on my French press coffee maker? [more inside]
posted by HeroZero on Apr 4, 2010 - 9 answers

The Ultimate Coffee Showdown

French Press vs. Aerobie Aeropress -- I'm torn! [more inside]
posted by Autarky on Jul 7, 2009 - 37 answers

French-press carafe only?

Is there anywhere online or brick-and-mortar where I can buy just a glass carafe for a French press coffee maker? [more inside]
posted by mattbucher on Sep 1, 2008 - 11 answers

How can I make a iced coffee cheaply and cleanly?

What’s the cleanest way to make a large quantity of strong, iced coffee? -or- What should my next coffee maker purchase be? [more inside]
posted by cheeken on Aug 18, 2008 - 21 answers

How big is a 4-cup coffee press?

How big (in actual dimensions) is a four-cup coffee press? Something similar to this one. I need to knit a cozy for one and I can't find a clear description of the dimensions anywhere. [more inside]
posted by web-goddess on Oct 19, 2007 - 4 answers

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