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Is a french press better than my automatic machine?

Some of my coffee obsessed friends are saying I should switch.



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Kinnek Knowledge Team

In certain ways, yes - French press coffee may be better than an automatic machine, depending on your needs. Most coffee aficionados believe that the use of a French press allows for more accurate brewing. Let's consider these advantages in more detail.

Precise temperature and extraction control.
Not every bean will benefit from the same water temperature. With an automatic machine, water is mixed with the bean grounds at a set temperature, which can result in a brew that does not take advantage of the natural potential of the bean. With a French press, the water is heated separately, which means that you can determine the right temperature for the bean grounds you're using, and add when appropriate. Further, when using a French press, you can determine how long you want the grounds to steep for ideal flavor extraction. For a milder coffee, you may want to let it steep for less time, for a stronger coffee, you may want to let it steep for much longer. This additional level of control is a fairly large advantage enjoyed by French press users.

Unfiltered.
French press coffee does not require a filter, which allows for the natural oils of the grounds to infuse the coffee with additional flavor and texture.

So, if you're interested in making "better quality" coffee, then yes, a French press is a worthy investment.        

Sep 1, 2016

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