The Best Manual Coffee Brewing Method – Pour Over vs French Press vs Aeropress

Chemex BrewingManual brewing methods are the newest trend in the coffee world. All respectable coffee shops provide at least one type of manual brewing, be it French press, hand drip, or Aeropress. In some households the old reliable French pot has never been missing from the morning routine, no matter what the industry said. The trend with manual brewing in coffee shops is not simply for the show, or to attract customers. Coffee prepared this way is just better. Smells and tastes better than an automatic-drip coffee, or coffee made with a capsule based machine.… Read more

What is the Best Coffee Grinder for French Press Coffee Maker

Best Grinder for French Press

Coffee making, regardless of the brewing method require a good grinder. French press is no different, and picking up a grinder that does the job properly but doesn’t break the bank our subject today.

You probably know you need a really good grinder for French press brewing, since you are reading this page. Otherwise you would have stuck with that blade spice mill that has only one great advantage, is cheap. Or maybe you wanted a second opinion, or maybe curious if your current grinder is good enough. Chances are your current grinder is not the best.

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How to Make Coffee Without Electricity?

Can we really make coffee without electricity?

There are various ways to make a joe without a coffee maker, or even without electricity. You can even make coffee without a source of heat, in other words without hot water.

Wait, don’t tell me you don’t even have a coffee pot. Don’t worry, we can show you even a way to make coffee without a pot. Depending on your setting, budget, and the pretentiousness of your taste buds, you can choose between the various solutions.

Coffee pot on open fire (actually a kettle)

Hot Brew vs Cold Brew – Which Is Better?

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AeroPress vs French Press Infographic

AeroPress vs French press – Which One Is Better?

AeroPress and French press are somewhat similar coffee brewing methods, but they are very different when it comes to taste, aroma, smoothness and convenience. While there is no definite winner between the two, coffee aficionados tend to prefer AeroPress. The French press though, has not lost much of its popularity, remaining one of the most popular brewing methods.

Taste wise, if you like your joe with more bite, on the bittery side, French press is for you. If you like a smoother cup, and clean, with a guarantee of no grits and silt, AeroPress is for you.

You can read a full comparison and review of the two brewing methods on our page here: AeroPress vs French press.

We have a few reviews of brewing devices on our site. We couldn’t pass the opportunity to share our insights about them in a review of the AeroPress, and a French press review.

I personally like the AeroPress a little more than the French pot. However, I have my days when I’d rather drink a French press coffee.

AeroPress vs French Press

AeroPress vs French Press – Best Manual Brewing Method

AeroPress vs French press

A friend asked me to help him compare AeroPress versus French press. He wanted to buy a gift for someone, and he wasn’t quite getting what was the difference between the two. In fact, many people don’t get it. Both are manual brewing devices, and use steeping as the brewing technique, are they so much different? This is one of the most popular comparisons in the coffee lovers’ world, both with their own supporters and critics.

Coffee aficionados love to have perfect control over the brewing process, and this is why manual brewing is more and more popular.

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Best Coffee for French Press Brewing

Freshly Brewed French Press Coffee
Photo by Christy via Flickr.

When I am asked what is the best coffee for French press, or the best beans for manual drip, I usually hesitate. Recommending a coffee to someone can be a very difficult task. This is because everybody has different tastes and preferences. A type of coffee I like, might be completely wrong for you. Stick with me, and I’ll show you how to find out what’s best for you.

Personally, I like medium roast, African, single origin coffees, such as coffees from Ethiopia, Kenya or Rwanda that have a fruity and bright body.

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Sterling Pro French Press Review

SterlingPro French press coffee brewer
SterlingPro French press on Amazon

Sterling Pro French press is one of the best rated press pots on the market. Why is a great product? Because it solves many of the typical problems with other press pots, while staying at a low price. We are going to show here the qualities of the Sterling Pro and why it beats the competition.

Some of the problems that are typical in French press coffee such as the excess grinds in the coffee and its fragile brewing beaker have led some consumers to give up on French press brewing.

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Impress Coffee Brewer vs Aeropress vs French Press

Impress Coffee Brewer – An Innovation

stainless steel press pot nice designImpress is a well designed, and easy to use coffee maker, that combines features from espresso machines and French press, and it reminds of the famous noe Aeropress. It is a hybrid between a coffee brewer and a travel mug, making brewing a great cup of joe a pleasure.

Impress has started as a project on Kickstarter, initiated by Aly and Beth Khalifa, the founders of Impress. After three years of development, they published their project on Kickstarter, and they had no problem reaching their goal to get 50000$ to start the production.

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Espro French Press Coffee Maker Review

The Espro Coffee PressThe French press is one of the best coffee makers options for a few reasons. It is a simple, easy to use device, that delivers a great coffee despite the simplicity. But the French pot has also its design flaws, which puts off a lot of coffee lovers.

The folks from Espro looked at all of the flaws of the regular glass French press, and they created a coffee maker that fixes all these flaws. Read on to see how they corrected these problems.

Regular French Press vs Espro French Coffee Press

One of the press pot’s flaws is the pot itself, the glass walls will allow the coffee to lose temperature very fast, and that is bad in two ways, when water cools down the extraction is slowed down to a minimum, so flavor and aroma extraction virtually stops after the first 5 minutes.

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Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker – Bodum vs Frieling vs Espro

Best Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker

The Best Stainless Steel French PressYou are looking for a stainless steel French press, and you want to know which one is the best. Not an easy task , because most of the brands on the market are pretty good. You will need some serious decision making to choose one. But that a good thing, isn’t it?

If you used a French press in the past you probably know all the flaws of a glass pot. Unhappy press pot customers complain about these:

  • The glass breaks with sudden temperature changes
  • The glass breaks if handled improperly, (it’s way too fragile)
  • The worst thing is that coffee gets cold too fast. 
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What Is a French Press Coffee Maker and How to Choose the Best French Pot

Bodum French press Amazon

What Is a French Press Coffee Maker

The French press coffee maker is a simple coffee brewing machine designed by Attilio Calimani in 1929. The machine is also known as coffee plunger, coffee press, press pot, cafetière a piston or cafetière (UK). The simple coffee maker brews a surprisingly great coffee, which makes it the prefered brewing device of many coffee lovers. Despite the simplicity of the device, the possibilities of modifying your brew are endless. The taste of each brew is unique, and that’s why it appeals to so many people.

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