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French Press at Home

French Press at Home

Ah, the French Press.  Much debate on origin of the name, but it is universally accepted as one of the premier coffee brewing methods.  Using a coarse grind, the hot water pulls on each ground, extracting premium flavor and a strong and robust cup. Following is recip for a 4-cup French Press (8-cup in parenthesis).
AeroPress

AeroPress

Developed by the famed inventor of the Aerobie frisbee, Alan Adler, the Aeropress is quite simply one of the best ways to manually create optimal coffee brewing pressure at home.  Light and simple to use, we love bringing this along when we are camping. Please note that our method varies slightly from the "recipe" found on the actual product.
V60 Pour Over

V60 Pour Over

The V60 Pour Over is one of our personal favorites. Serves 1-2 balanced cups of coffee and since it takes a little more time, give you that zen coffee-brewing experience along the way. Like the Chemex, the V60 shows up the complexities and nuance of the bean nicely.

Chemex

Chemex

Personally, I think a pour-over method is the best way to drink coffee on the weekends. A little more care, a little slower pace, and a whole lot more flavor than the commuter cup of coffee we have become accustomed to.  The Chemex is one of my absolute favorites and frankly, is a manly way to drink coffee.