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April 9th, 2009

msbabs32: (Cooking)
Thursday, April 9th, 2009 01:49 pm
I love french press coffee but paying $30 for a 12 oz coffee press is enough to give pause. So this morning I tried the tea leaf basket from a broken teapot. It fit properly in the mug, allowing for water to flow around and below it. A thick head of froth appeared as expected as the coffee steeped but basically left as I pulled the basket out. The coffee tasted rich and good until I stirred it right before taking a sip. Apparently quite a bit of sediment got kick up. After allowing it settle for a minute I went back to the cup. At about 1/3 from the bottom the coffee became silt-y and I had to toss it.

The keeping-coffee-grinds-at-the-bottom aspect is crucial advantage of a french press. In conclusion if I wanted coffee and had no other way to make it, the basket method would save me. However, since I don't like tossing half my coffee at every mug, I'm going to fork over the 30 bucks at my next store visit.