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How can I minimize the amount of grounds at the bottom of my French press coffee?

I have the same problem, and these things definitely reduce it: Grind more coarsely. Blade grinders are incapable of really doing this—they give you boulders and powder. But I've never been satisfied ...
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Advantages and disadvantages of French press

It depends on the press. I personally use a double-walled (which means air-insulated) press with very very fine screens in the plunger. This means my coffee stays hot for quite some time, and I don't ...
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How long should I steep in French press before decanting?

I follow the steps in the Stumptown Roasters guide, which actually features a Bodum French Press. The answer is 4 minutes, but it includes a mixing step after the 1 minute mark. From the site: "....
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How can I minimize the amount of grounds at the bottom of my French press coffee?

Are you using a burr grinder or a blade grinder? Blade grinders physically cannot give a consistent grind; you'll always have some too-fine (and some too-coarse) bits of beans. If you're having the ...
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how to make French Press coffee the right way?

Is it possible that you read a few posts on the Internet the wrong way? The grounds will not disappear, if anything they will appear "more", volume-wise because they swell in the hot water. There are ...
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Could preparation method make coffee more acidic?

This is a perfect follow up to the "What coffees are the least acidic?" question! As always, Lets answer it with some data! My company uses machine learning, data science, and sensory science to ...
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What's the recommended coffee to water ratio for cold brew?

First, make sure to study What do I need to start cold-brewing. But since concentrate is not discussed there, I don't think your question is a duplicate. Your French press concentrate could last a ...
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How long should I steep in French press before decanting?

TL;DR: According to this article, you can make better coffee on French Press with a coarse grind and brewing for 6 to 8 minutes. Here are the instructions from Nick Cho: Start with a very ...
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How can I minimize the amount of grounds at the bottom of my French press coffee?

I am South Indian and this is a coffee producing region, but the typical local coffee in my home state is sold ground extremely fine and will pass through the metal mesh filter of a French press. ...
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how to make French Press coffee the right way?

How's the mastering coming? Thought I would weigh in to provide a little extra help. I'm a barista and head of customer education at Handground. We are working on a French Press brew guide right now ...
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How can I achieve a very bitter flavor using the French press?

Bitterness comes from over-extracting the coffee. The factors affecting extraction are: water temperature, time, size of the grind, and to a lesser extent, agitation. Using hotter water (above the ...
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How can I make french press coffee taste less acidic?

Without any more specific information about the coffee you use and what recipe you use for the french press, we won't be able to give you a specific answer with a solution to your problem. However too ...
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How can I minimize the amount of grounds at the bottom of my French press coffee?

If you're only brewing a cup at a time, just don't drink the last sip - the grounds will have settled and you won't like it. If you're brewing several cups at a time, then move it from the press into ...
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How long should I steep in French press before decanting?

Start with a coarse ground of coffee with about 1 ounce (28 grams) of coffee for about every 15 ounces (450 ml) of water. The water temperature should be below boiling, about 200-205° F (93-96° C). ...
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Advantages and disadvantages of French press

I've been using a French Press for years. There are real cons to using it as opposed to using a drip coffee. It takes considerably longer and requires more work. A drip filter requires that you ...
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Why do I need to warm a french press before using it?

To keep the brewing temperature as stable as possible. When using glassware during brewing as in French-press, V60 or Chemex, it is important to warm up the gadgets prior to brewing. Normally, the ...
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What causes the mouthfeel from a French Press?

More of the oils in the coffee remain as opposed to being filtered out. The coffee sits in the water, nothing is filtered out. The plunger leaves the oil in the coffee and prevents the grinds from ...
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How can I minimize the amount of grounds at the bottom of my French press coffee?

It sounds like you may be grinding the coffee a little too fine or your press may be bent out of shape. With a french press the grounds shouldn't pass through or around the screen, if they are make ...
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Does the bloom matter in French Press?

I believe there is mysticism to blooming. Don't get me wrong, I feel its important, but I don't think it does all the things that people claim it does. Blooming is important when using fresh roasted ...
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How long should I steep in French press before decanting?

The time is, as mentioned, about four minutes. But as there are so many factors like grind, quality of beans, quality of roast water temperature and quality and so on. so you have to find out what ...
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How can I make my coffee taste stronger using a french press or gold filter?

I enjoy my homemade French-pressed coffee more than anything I can buy at an espresso shop, though a long black is my preferred choice if I'm away from home. There are a couple of strengths of the ...
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How can I better work coffee into my morning routine

I had a similar problem and I ended with aeropress. To speed up the process I use pre-grinded coffee which I store in the fridge. Once you press the coffee, the cleanup is very fast.
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How can I better work coffee into my morning routine

I am pretty ineffective before my first cup, and my family doesn't want to hear anything since I'm the first one up. So I make it easier on myself and them: grind enough for the first cup the night ...
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What grind setting should I use for french press using a Capresso Infinity conical burr grinder?

I would recommend looking for which coarse setting seems to produce the most even grind. Really, the only potential danger you have is grinding so fine that you can't push the screen down. The reason ...
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Why does French press not give enough 'Caffeine Effect'?

One of the reasons I like my French Press is because of the caffeine boost. One simple answer to your question is to add more coffee grounds. But aside from the type and amount of coffee used there ...
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Milk not frothing with the French press technique

I'm not familiar with frothing milk with a French press, but if you use a mechanical frother you need to warm up the milk to about 60-65 °C so the foam bubbles will remain intact. In my experience the ...
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How can I achieve a very bitter flavor using the French press?

I would recommend using the darkest/burntest roast you can find. Something along the lines of an Italian or Spanish roast if you can find it. Then, over extract the coffee as much as you possibly ...
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How long should I steep in French press before decanting?

For French Press, my default brew time is four minutes before plunging (i.e. pushing down the filter). I also recommend you pour it into mugs or a separate serving container immediately, so that the ...
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What's the recommended coffee to water ratio for cold brew?

17:1 water to coffee ratio (by weight) for regular coffee 4:1 ratio for cold brew The extraction will also be impacted by things like grind size, water temp & dwell time so in order to get a "...
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What's the recommended coffee to water ratio for cold brew?

The standard recommended ratios for cold brew are: | Roaster | oz Coffee | oz water | time | ratio | |----------------------------------------------------------| |Stumptown | 12oz ...
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