After using Mr. Coffee brewing machine for a while, I decided to switch to a non-plastic based method for brewing coffee. The reason was simple: I don’t want my family to be drinking byproducts of plastic components (e.g. BPA) in their coffee. One or two day of use shouldn’t affect health, but using it over many years is a different story. So, I took out the old French press, which is all glass and decided to give it a go. Noting the procedure here after a little research, so I don’t forget it. This does make much stronger coffee, so adjust the amount of coffee to suit your needs.
- Prepare 60 ~ 65 grams of very coarse ground of coffee (little more than 3/4 cups of coffee), and 1 liter of water.
- Pour coffee grind into a clean (and dry) French press.
- Pour in the water as soon as it starts to boil into the press and stir thoroughly, but gently, at about 40 seconds.
- Close lid and wait 7 minutes.
- SLOWLY press down on the press. Do not agitate the coffee beans. They’ve been brewed completely by now, and no need to get the bitter parts into the final product.