I had been hearing about them, but since I do love to perc my coffee on the stove in a percolator, I wasn't all that interested in changing the coffee I love so much. Though I am flexible when a guest some place.
In perked coffee, the boiling water keeps getting pushed threw the little "container" that holds the actual ground coffee. In Israel, I'm happy with the results I get using Elite Turkish Coffee. But on my trip to Atlanta, GA, I didn't have my usual equipment. When my friend set up a "kosher corner" in here kitchen, knowing I'd need easily available coffee, she got me a French Press.
To use it:
- put a couple of spoons of your coffee,
- my daughter has hers specially ground in the shuk, requesting "for a French Press," in the glass jar.
- Add boiling water,
- then put in the cover/filter
- slowly press it down so the filtered coffee will stay on top and the "mud" or grounds will stay safely underneath the filter
Nu, does anyone know if it's considered halachikly (according to Torah-Orthodox Jewish Law) permissible on Shabbat? Of course, the water would then come from a kli sheni. It's the good coffee which is taken out for use, just like a water filter, right?