Stainless Steel Coffee Press: What Are The Benefits?
Making your coffee in a coffee press is a great option for many reasons. While there is a learning curve to brewing with this method if you are a beginner, once you find what works for you, you will never go back to using a traditional coffee pot for your coffee. Continue reading to learn more about this method for making the best cup of coffee ever and how I discovered it.
One day I was at a friend’s house and she gave me a cup of coffee. Now, I’ve had coffee from many cafes and made my own all the time, but this cup was special. There was something different about it and I couldn’t quite put my finger on what it was. As we chatted and I enjoyed my drink, I finally got around to asking my friend about the coffee she used to make the morning’s treat. She told me that she had recently been given a stainless steel coffee press for her birthday. The questioner in my couldn’t take it any longer so I asked her to share more with me.
My friend and I ventured into her kitchen where she showed me the miraculous stainless steel coffee press. When I saw it, I was a bit surprised. I had actually seen one of these contraptions before, but I really didn’t know what it was. I was actually ready to kick myself for passing up coffee presses for so long. Anyway, my friend explained to me how to use the coffee press.
She started with fresh coffee beans. Then, she showed me how to grind them. The secret was to make sure they were coarse. This was important since they would be brewed a bit differently than the traditional method that I was used to. Once the coffee was ground, she put it in her stainless steel coffee press. While she was talking, I was looking over the direction book that came with the press. I really was soaking it all in.
Then, she added a small bit of hot water. She said this was to allow the beans to bloom, but it wasn’t a minute or so longer that she added even more water to the pot. Once there was enough water added, she covered the pot and let it brew for about five minutes. While the coffee was brewing, I learned quite a bit about the press and how it worked, and why it created such an amazing cup of coffee. Brewing the coffee this way allowed more of the bean’s flavor to be distributed into the drink. Not only that, but it allowed the bean’s oils to find their way into the drink as well. She felt like this was the secret behind the bold flavor.
When the coffee was finished brewing, she immediately poured it into a thermos. If the coffee was allowed to sit in the press, it would become bitter as the grounds sat in the liquid.
I was so glad that I had visited my friend that day. She introduced me to the coffee press and the best cup of coffee I had ever had. I learned more about this method of coffee making and I began to impress those who visited my home, including the friend who got me hooked on making coffee with a press. I had a slight coffee addiction before I learned about using a stainless steel coffee press, and now, I really enjoyed my coffee and drank more than ever before. I even turned a few friends and family members onto making coffee with a press.