Earlier I wrote and shot a video of one of my Christmas gifts, a French press loaded with Gevalia Single Origin Guatemala. This coffee made me remember why you cannot beat a French Press. It was a delight! French press brewed coffee is a favorite of mine, and it has been for some time now. Let me tell you the story of how I came to know the French press.
My parents were and still are real estate agents. Now and then we’d help people move. Once such client of my parents was a hobbyist coffee roaster, and he had plenty of different ways to enjoy his coffee. One of those ways was via the French press. I can remember at age sixteen asking him this. “How does this work, Sir?”
He explained it to me. I was intrigued. At my local coffee shoppe a few days later I ordered a French press brewed coffee. After that, I was hooked. As a Christmas present, long, long ago, I recieved my first French press. It was a small single cup one. That lasted until about college until the glass was cracked somehow. The one I recieved for Christmas last year is my third French press.
French presses make a boring coffee taste extraordinary! I won’t tell you what I’m having right now, but it isn’t a usual. Any coarse ground coffee is a good candidate to be French press brewed. These presses have been around since the roaring twenties, and it is not actually certain if a French national was the inventor as an Italian filed the first patent. Enjoy a French press coffee. It is caffeine magic.