French Press by FineDine – Item of the Day — 10 Comments

  1. This is funny. I bought this exact set on Friday from Amazon. I’m using to to cold brew black tea (Orange Pekoe) at work.

  2. I only use a french press. Everytime I go to somebody elses house like my wife’s parents that use a dripper, I’m completely baffled by their choice in coffee making. So much so, I don’t take them seriously.

    Combine it with an electric water kettle and the best coffee is made from start to finish in 10 minutes.

  3. I use my French press several times a week because the coffee tastes slightly better, and I want to reduce my electric bill. This looks like a better product than I am using now, so I’ll keep it in mind as a replacement.

    • Yes sir. A great prep too. In fact, it was on Ken Jensen’s podcast where I first heard of a French Press. And it was Ken’s podcast that ultimately lead me to TSP 2 yrs ago. He’s a good guy, but, no one compares to Jack.

  4. The bergamot in Earl Grey tea comes from an orange tree (Citrus bergamia) that is grown commercially in Calabria, Italy.
    I don’t know how or why other plants are also called Bergamot, but they won’t give you the same flavor as that Italian orange.

    • Well shit if you don’t learn something every day the day is wasted, so thanks, I removed the inaccurate info from the post above.

      As to why it is called Bergamot, brew some English black tea, with a bit of fresh bee balm, and it will become quite clear.

  5. If you don’t want to use electricity, make cowboy coffee:

    Put pot to boil on campfire or wood stove

    Add coffee

    Boil 4 minutes

    Pour cold water all over the top of the water to drop the grounds to the bottom

    Pour and enjoy!

  6. I’ve been using a French Press for years and agree with the group, wholeheartedly, it makes the best coffee and tea. I’m a fan of stainless for the durability and have a Frieling. While a bit pricey, I’m pretty sure I’ll be passing it down to one of my sons one day. Just watch out if you drop it on a tile floor. Instead of having to purchase a new one like Jack, I damn near broke a toe and had to scamper to the alarm panel, because it triggered a glass break sensor.

  7. Thanks for getting turning us on to making coffee in a French press.   We are hooked.  My wife found an insulated stainless steel French press.  It’s great for keeping the coffee hot, and once pressed, the coffee strength stays the same.    I’ll see if I can find the link if anyone is interested.