How to Use a Coffee Press

I always make that I get a good cup of coffee in the morning to get my day started. I have developed that routine when I was in college when I had to stay up late and get up early in order to study. I kept that as a habit because I find coffee to be the most relaxing drink there is. Add that to the fact that I need the effect of caffeine in order to keep myself up, alert and going. I have tried other types of beverage but believe me, they just couldn’t compare with coffee.
My biggest problem right now with my coffee is caused by the fact that I travel a lot. When I am at home, I don’t have any problems because I can always rely on my coffee maker to provide me with the best quality drink possible. Since I am the one doing all the process then I can make sure that I get the same constant quality of drink each and every time. The problem comes up when I am traveling. When I am on the move I can not get the same quality of coffee that I can make at home. I have to rely on what I can get from coffee shops. While they can sometimes come up with excellent drink, there are times that the quality of what they provide is really disappointing that you don’t ever want to try their drink again. I wanted something that can help me get quality coffee and that was when I learned about the coffee press.

How to Use a Coffee Press- A coffee press is device used for manually making coffee. It is very simple and when compared with the modern coffee machines that are now available, very low tech. But the coffee press has several advantages over usual coffee machines. The first one is that since it is manual you don’t have to plug it in. You can carry it around as well, that is why I prefer to use it when I am travelling. Here are some steps on how you can use a coffee press:

1. Coarsely ground beans are more ideal for use on a coffee press since the filter in it is not as fine as in other coffee machines.

2. Detach the filter from the pot and then add the beans. Add a tablespoon of coffee for every four ounce of water.

3. Slowly pour boiling water on the pot. Make sure that all the beans are saturated with the water. Make sure that you use the right amount of ingredients.

4. Let the coffee be seeped in the water. Allow three to four minutes for that.

5. Press the filter downwards with steady hand. This is the reason why coarser grounds are better for coffee presses because the tendency is for the beans to escape the filter from the side which can affect the quality of the drink.

6. You can just pour your coffee and you can enjoy the drink.