In this day and age, just about everywhere you look people are not only trying to save costs anywhere they can, but they are also trying to “go green” and save energy. There is one area that most people won’t cut any corners, and that is in their coffee. Having a great cup of coffee can determine the start to your day and maybe how the rest of the day will go. The coffee press is not a new idea, in fact it is thought to have been invented in France as early as the 1850’s. The French Coffee Press is one way to spoil yourself and your guests. For all of you “green” folks out there, these typically don’t use any electricity, so the earth will thank you too.
Although the invention of the coffee press is linked to France in the 1850’s, it was first patented in Italy in the early 1900’s. So we can thank the Italians for bringing this wonderful device to the world. So what is a coffee press? Can you imagine, having reusable coffee cup a cup of coffee so smooth and delicious, it is impossible to have a bad start to your day? A coffee press, or French press, is a method of brewing the coffee by letting the grounds fuse with water in a glass beaker, and then the grounds are pressed down to the bottom of the beaker leaving you with an incredibly smooth cup of Joe. The press mechanism is sometimes referred to as a plunger and they are most typically constructed out of stainless steel and are reusable and replaceable if ever they become broken.
French Press coffee makers come in all shapes and sizes. From the classic and traditional designs, the newer more modern designed presses. One thing is certain, no matter what your design taste is, every one of these beautiful creations uses the same method and will produce cup after cup of smooth delicious coffee. Open your mind to the possibilities of adding one of these beautiful french presses to your kitchen, and let your taste buds thank you later.
The last thing that comes to mind is just how elegant these presses can be and how much they can enhance your dinner parties. It is more common in Europe to serve coffee after dinner, but if you are inclined, do not be shy about setting one of these beautiful inventions out for your guests to enjoy the best tasting coffee with you.