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Hands down, french pressed coffee is the BEST way to enjoy a cup of coffee. You will enjoy a much better flavor and also the experience is so much more special when you grind the beans whole, coarsely, smelling that energizing smell! Make sure you follow the instructions for the coffee to water ratio. That's one of the hugest mistakes people make when brewing coffee. I mean.. make it how you enjoy it, but the most ideal way for the best flavor is:
TWO rounded tablespoons per 8oz of water.
You're going to wait about 3-4 minutes for the coffee to brew. Some people leave it longer for a stronger taste.
When the time is up, plunge and pour!
* The water needs to be hot, around 200 degrees, but you don't want it to be full on boiling because if water is too hot, the press could actually shatter. Which would be horrifying! Not a big deal, but just be aware and be careful.
* To prepare the press rather than just pouring in near boiling water into a cold press, I often fill it with hot water from my sink while I grind the beans and heat the actual water I'm using. That way the temp is already warmer than just pouring into the press when the glass is cold. If that makes sense?
* When you plunge PLEASE be sure that the screen is facing AWAY from you! It once happened to me in a coffee shop I worked at that I was standing near a coworker who was making a french press of coffee and she did not do this. When she plunged, the hot coffee sprayed out of that screen and into my face. Literally. It was horrible. Fortunately I did not get any major burns or anything, but I always warn people about that. Even if you don't get hurt... an innocent bystander may. lol
French Pressed coffee is so enjoyable, and whether you make it daily or not, you feel like it's a special day when you have a cup. Your friends and dinner party will enjoy seeing the process, smelling the ground beans, and drinking a rich cup of coffee with their dessert. (or without!)
The lux essentials french press has a stylish design with the black pattern on it. The mesh plunger seems very snug which is crucial so the grounds stay at the bottom and don't float through and into your glass. The package comes with a coffee scoop as well as a replacement mesh screen. Perfect for getting started with french press coffee or for a gift.
Lux Essentials French Press Coffee Maker
Whole Bean Coffee
Coffee Grinder (if they don't have one)
Some chocolates or a treat to enjoy with their first cup of coffee!
I received this french press for free to review. I hope you have found this review helpful with the tips for brewing and using the french press, safety tips, and gift idea as well as the unboxing video so you can see what is actually inside and how it is packaged. Enjoy your next cup of french pressed coffee and "May your cup always be half full!"
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