In Italy, almost nobody knows what it is and it’s used most of all to make a long barley coffee, whereas in English-speaking countries and in the north of Europe it’s very popular and can be found in many homes. Introducing the French press, an infusion system that makes a slightly different type of coffee. Do you know how to use the French press? Let us show you how… it’s well worth it: the result is a tasty treat for coffee lovers everywhere.
What a French press looks like
The moka pot was not the only coffee maker invented by an Italian. The French press is also of Italian design. In 1929, Attilio Calimani registered the patent for the press pot or French press, composed of:
- cylindrical glass beaker.
- plunger with mesh filter.
How to make a coffee with the French press
Similarly to how moka is made, all you need to so is follow a few instructions to make a perfect French coffee:
- Heat about 500 ml water in a small pot without bringing to the boil.
- Remove the plunger from the coffee press and add about 30 gr of ground coffee.
- Pour in the water and stir the two ingredients well with a teaspoon.
- Leave the plunger on the surface of the water for 3-4 minutes. You can leave the coffee to infuse for longer if you like it stronger.
- Immerse the plunger by pushing it down slowly and carefully, pressing on the ground coffee at the bottom of the beaker.
- Now you can pour your long coffee into a cup.
French coffee vaguely resembles American coffee. Compared to a traditional espresso, the flavour is less intense, but more aromatic and spicy. But once you’ve tried it, you’ll be hooked for sure! And if you’re in the mood for trying new experiences, why not find out how to prepare a matcha latte cappuccino: green, healthy and with a literally unique taste.