Whoever said that there is no fined brewed coffee like the Italian coffee must have lived in the 19th century and never had a chance to experience a taste of French made Coffee made using the “French press pot”.
French Press Coffee Makers are elegant and more efficient in delivering a potentially thicker and a bolder cup of coffee.
A “French Press pot” is basically what you call Caffettiera a stantuffo in Italy or a coffee plunger in layman’s language. You get get french presses up to 12-cups in size but most people like making single serve french press in smaller cafetieres like these.
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Designs and Modifications.
The French Press has experienced a number of modifications since its first make in 1929 by an Italian named Attilio Calimani. The most recent models of the coffee makers are as follows:
- Aerobie Aero Press
- Pour –Overs
- Ikea upphetta
Generally, the current modern product consists of a narrow cylindrical beaker, made of either glass or clear plastic, a plunger that fits tightly in the cylinder with a nylon wire affiliated with a metal or plastic lid.
16Oz French Press Coffee Makers.
This model is mostly used in recent days because of it’s efficiency. The 16 oz Press Coffee Maker holds 4-5 cups of coffee which is equivalent to 0.5 Liters .
This product is relatively affordable as it price ranges from $20-$40 when new.
Advantages of The 16Oz French Press Coffee Maker.
- Dishwasher safe
- Demure pouring and very smooth rounded edges.
- The coffee maker has Heat Resistant borosilicate glass
Recipe, Ingredients and Preparation.
French presses are typically sized at approximately 4 oz. “cups.
The method of preparing coffee from French Press Coffee Makers is almost similar and the only difference lies in variety of the models from different companies.
- Course Ground coffee
- Hot water
- Milk froth(optional)
- Pour very hot water into the carafe.
- Add ground coffee directly into the water.
- Install lid into the plunger assembly.
- After the coffee has brewed for about 3-4 minutes, ensure that you press down the plunger.
- A fine mesh screen forces the ground to the bottom and your coffee is ready for consumption.
Preparation Precautions and Hazards.
- Do not plunge with force.
- Use only Coarse grounded coffee
- Excessive plunging can cause scalding hot liquid to sprout out.
Many 16 ounce coffee presses actually hold a lot less coffee. They are essentially single serve containers. You can see more similar units on our 12 oz french press page or on our small french press page.