All posts tagged: french press

Humans of coffee: Christiane Andrade

Who is Christiane Andrade? She is a happy mellow woman who is always smiling. She loves being creative. This just happens like breathing. She has still much to learn about painting, drawing, photographing, baking, music etc. These are all means that she finds to express her passion for life and love for people. She is half extrovert and half introvert. When it comes to social media she tends to be quite introvert but she thinks it’s time to give it a try. Lately, she has felt inspired to create on Instagram a profile of photos that she registers during her trips. She is no professional photographer and has no photography technique, but she is a quick brain and very open to learn. In her case, it’s not about being technical but having a heart. Not about taking the perfect shot but capturing the right memories. She loves and lives well. Everyday is a day to be a better version of yesterday, she thinks. She has recently found out how to use hashtags and she’s enjoying …

You’ve been using the French Press wrong all this time

The French Press has been a household staple for a very long time. Depending on where you come from, the French Press is also known as a plunger (Australia, New Zealand), caffettiera a stantuffo (Italy), cafetière à piston (France) and coffee press (USA). Its classic design hasn’t changed much since its invention in 1929 by Milanese designer Attilio Calimani. It remains one of the most popular brewing devices due to its simple brewing method and heavier cup profile. What you will need: French Press Freshly ground coffee Hot water Goose neck kettle (not crucial) Scale Timer Stir stick or spoon Cup Method: Warm up your French Press by filling it with hot water.  I do this to pre-heat the French Press. It will help maintain the temperature once you start brewing. Weigh out 18.5 grams and grind the beans to a coarse consistency. It should feel a little coarser than table salt. Discard the hot water from the French Press. Pour your ground coffee into the French Press and gently shake it to settle the …