Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Big Difference Between Perked and French Press Coffee
The real differences, usually ignored, between French Press Coffee and coffee brewed/perked in a percolator have little to do with the flavor. It's the temperature of that very first cup.
For some people it won't make a difference, while for others it makes all the difference.
If you like super boiling hot coffee, then the French Press is not for you. The trick to making really good French Press coffee is patience. You must leave the coffee and boiling water to sit together and get to mix gently, at their own pace. The longer they sit, the stronger the coffee will be. Only when you've waited long enough can you put the plunger/filter in and separate the "mud" from your coffee.
And for me, who prefers my coffee rather lukewarm, the second mug is the easiest to drink. In the winter I cover the waiting coffee to keep in the heat, because it can get too cold, even for me.
For those who drink multiple cups, two or more, from the same batch and like coffee really hot, what do you do? Microwave it? Reheat somehow?
How do you make your coffee each morning or whenever you drink it?