Death Punch for Cutie
- May 29, 2007
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Definitely mess with the ratio, but keep in mind you can get away with a much longer brew time with immersion.Finally got a small French Press. I've used it twice and I'm not sure if I dig it or not. Supposed to be a "richer" cup of coffee from everything I've read, but it seems to me the pour-over is more flavorful. I'll have to experiment more. I'm thinking the instructions for my model don't quite have the ratios right. I'm gonna try more grounds, slightly lower initial temp and see what's what over the next couple tries. Surely there's a sweet-spot in there someplace.
I still love a good French press—it was my introduction to decent coffee at home—but honestly at this point I prefer pour over because it just gives you a lot more control. French press is less work and a lot harder to over extract, which makes it great for beginners and less nuanced roasts. But if you've already mastered pour over technique and are working with high quality beans, I don't think there's a ton to be gained via French press. Still worth experimenting with but a lateral move at best IMO.
Have you tried one of those metal screen pour over brewers? That can also get you a richer cup.