Use a French Press for Coffee

If you’ve ever had a cup of coffee made with a good French Coffee Press, you’ll want to throw your coffee brewers away. I don’t think I’ve ever had a fresher tasting cup of coffee than the ones I drink from my French Coffee Press. I’m actually drinking a cup now. I can’t think without my coffee.

Now let me back up.ย  I’m a coffee lover.ย  I’ve mentioned this more often than not on this blog.ย  There is something comforting about coffee to me.ย  The smell, the taste, the entire experience is comforting.

I was at a friend’s house a little while back and she had a French Coffee Press and I’ve been hooked on them since. They are a must-have for any coffee drinker. Take my word for it.

Deja Brew…

So I got my own.

Here she is…

Francois et Mimi Single Wall Borosilicate Glass French Coffee Press, 50-Ounce, Chrome

The chrome, or stainless steel, is really beautiful and lovely to photograph I might add.

Francois et Mimi Single Wall Borosilicate Glass French Coffee Press, 50-Ounce, Chrome

I didn’t waste any time getting my new French Press out of the box. I rinsed everything out really well, dried it and I was ready to test my new coffee press. It wasn’t hard to do with the easy-to-use instructions on the box.

Francois et Mimi Single Wall Borosilicate Glass French Coffee Press, 50-Ounce, Chrome

I wanted to make a full pot so I used 1/2 cup of coarse ground coffee. I would normally grind my own coffee beans but I already had some ground that I needed to use up. If you don’t like strong coffee, you might want to start with 1/4 cup or as per instructions, 1 T per 4 ounces of water.

Francois et Mimi Single Wall Borosilicate Glass French Coffee Press, 50-Ounce, Chrome

Francois et Mimi Single Wall Borosilicate Glass French Coffee Press, 50-Ounce, Chrome

Francois et Mimi Single Wall Borosilicate Glass French Coffee Press, 50-Ounce, Chrome

Pouring. Getting *excited*…

Francois et Mimi Single Wall Borosilicate Glass French Coffee Press, 50-Ounce, Chrome

After putting the coffee in, it was time for the water. I used my Ozeri electric glass kettle to boil my water in because it gets the water really hot and because it’s quick and when I want coffee, I want it sooner rather than later.

I then put the lid on…

Francois et Mimi Single Wall Borosilicate Glass French Coffee Press, 50-Ounce, Chrome

Making sure not to push the screen down yet. I waited 5 minutes…

Francois et Mimi Single Wall Borosilicate Glass French Coffee Press, 50-Ounce, Chrome

…waiting…

Francois et Mimi Single Wall Borosilicate Glass French Coffee Press, 50-Ounce, Chrome

Waiting. Anticipating.

Francois et Mimi Single Wall Borosilicate Glass French Coffee Press, 50-Ounce, Chrome

I then pushed the screen down to trap the coffee grinds at the bottom of the pot. I love that the screen works so well that it does not let any grinds in my coffee cups.

Francois et Mimi Single Wall Borosilicate Glass French Coffee Press, 50-Ounce, Chrome

That’s it down at the bottom.

Francois et Mimi Single Wall Borosilicate Glass French Coffee Press, 50-Ounce, Chrome

The coffee is rich and fresh and smells amazing.

Francois et Mimi Single Wall Borosilicate Glass French Coffee Press, 50-Ounce, Chrome

Nice deep color, just like I like it.

Francois et Mimi Single Wall Borosilicate Glass French Coffee Press, 50-Ounce, Chrome

I’m pleased with the performance of my French Press in delivering the perfect cup of coffee every time.

There is one flaw to this French Press that was causing a big little mess. The handle and the sprout don’t line up. The handle is in the back and the spout is in the front. The sprout is to the right because the handle is not centered and because it’s pretty heavy when it’s full, I spill the coffee. I’ve made several messes. I now put our coffee cups in the sink to pour it. Problem solved and I even think I might be able to move the handle where it should be by loosening the screws.
UPDATE: Well now I feel like a blooming idiot :). All I had to do was turn the handle about 1/4 of an inch and it lines up perfectly. I didn’t even have to loosen the screws.

Have you ever used a French Press or do you plan to in the future? You can buy your own French Press for a very realistic and affordable price with Amazon Prime or even at Walmart.

25 Comments

  1. Woh! it looks so nice and too moderate. I like this French Press for Coffee. It is really awesome. I should try to buy this French Press. Thank you for given this idea. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I have never made coffee with a French Press. I would like to try it. I love my coffee.

  3. How neat! I’ve never made french press, but now I’d like to! That looks delicious and I love the elegance of it!

  4. I’m a girl who needs her coffee too! I love how simple and beautiful these presses are and for the price point I’d consider getting one. The only problem is my hubby would never let me give up our Keurig.

  5. I’m not a coffee drinker, but most people I know who are have become obsessed with French press! I really didn’t know a whole lot about it, or the process, so thanks for sharing.

  6. The coffee looks really good and I am a huge coffee drinker. I’ll have to try out a french press!

  7. There are times when we enjoy using French Press at home. Pressed coffee taste so different from brewed

  8. my most favourite drink/food in the world is COFFEE!!!!

  9. This makes me want to try one. French Press looks interesting, Sharing this to friends.

  10. Mmmmm, I absolutely love coffee and this looks like it makes the coffee look so delicious! I think I need to try one of these.

  11. Lately, I have been really into pour over coffee. I do own a French press and enjoy the flavors that produces too.

  12. I grind my beans in my blender and when I make too much, I store it in an airtight container in the freezer for those times I’m in a hurry. I try not to get in a hurry though, I’m not a clock watching person. Hee hee.

  13. Sounds amazing. I’ve never had coffee out of a French press before. A fresher taste sounds like it could be worth it.

  14. I have a Keurig on it’s last leg and was looking at getting a new one. This looks like an even better option and I can go and purchase my own beans and grind them!

  15. I actually have a French Press that I used exactly once–I made such a mess I never tried it again! I really should try to use it at least one more time since a lot of people tell me how good the coffee comes out. We will see if the Klutz (that would be me) could actually get it to work correctly!

  16. I love coffee. Though I don’t use a French press in the house, I once stayed with friends on vacation in England and every morning was treated to French-pressed coffee. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. I couldn’t drink it with all 3 pregnancies. I would get so nauseated when I smelled it.

  18. I don’t drink coffee, sometimes the smell makes me nauseated. I really like the look of this french press though. Love the photos.

  19. I’m not a coffee drinker but that press makes making coffee look so easy! I was never any good at making coffee for other peoole haha…

  20. I’m going to try using it with some tea today. I bet it’s going to taste amazing. I love hot tea in the afternoon. My picker upper.

  21. I have a Keurig too and it’s great when I want some Green Mountain Breakfast Blend. I wish they would sell whole coffee beans.

  22. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    I have had French pressed coffee and I liked it, but since I am the only coffee drinker in our house, I only use my Keurig.

  23. I don’t drink coffee but tea and I love using a French press to make tea. It’s also easy to clean.

  24. I absolutely love making coffee with a french press. It comes out superior to any other method. This looks like a beautiful press!

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