Originally Posted by EDarby
I do know the french press is great [wasn't sure how to write the plural of french press : french presses, french pressi
]--just thought it would make clean up easier in the trailer with the little paper cone filters.
The AeroPress makes for quick clean up, just a quick rinse, and if you use the stainless steel filter instead of paper like I do, a quick wipe of it. I have used a French Press quite a bit and it does make decent coffee, though lots more fines floating in it, and if you don't decant it soon after pressing, it will become a bit more bitter.
Originally Posted by Ron in BC
Well, OK by me because you probably wouldn't load it up with lots of milk and sugar to make it to my kind of delicious coffee.
That is not coffee, that is a coffee flavoured sweet drink. Since I was a teen and first drinking coffee, I have only drank it black, with the exception of cappuccino or a mocha. But, for my morning coffees, nothing beats that sweet, sweet aroma, and delicious taste of fresh ground, fresh brewed black, black coffee. Liqueur in my coffee, no thanks, but I will take a glass on the side.
We ground some coffee ahead for a 5 day canoe trip last September for convenience sake, and it was not too bad. I made a couple cups with it upon our return, then made a couple cups with fresh ground. Oh my god, the flavour profile was WAY broader and livelier, a huge taste difference. My wife put the rest of that ground stuff into the compost.
Seriously, by far the most important component to brewing a good cup of coffee, no matter what method you use extract it, is using fresh ground beans. Another very important aspect of this, is to get the grind right for the type of extraction you use. Coarse for Cowboy, Medium for French Press, Medium Fine for AeroPress, and Fine for Drip.