History of the French Press
The very first design of the French Press started in France by two frenchmen by the names of Mayer and Delforge in the 1850's. Then in the late 1920's two Italian men Attilio Calimani and Giulio Moneta invented the first ever French Press device. It was fairly similar to the design created by Mayer and Delforge. The device was to allow coffee powder or tea leaves to be infused in hot water. But today, the French Press is mostly used for coffee.
So what is a French Press?
A French Press is one of the many brewing methods that are done by hand. Which means you are the one to grind the beans to a coarse ground and heat the water separately. The mixture of the ground beans and hot water then go into the French Press and the grounds are pressed to the bottom et Voila! You've got yourself a delicious cup of coffee.
We'd Personally recommend:
- To start off, use 2 Tablespoons of COARSE ground coffee beans for every 1 Cup
- Let the mixture sit for 3-4 minutes before pressing down on the ground beans.
- Use a Medium Roast Coffee Beans for the best flavoring. More specifically, try our Mexican Chocolate Coffee!
The French press is a very popular method because of the inexpensive coffee device and the ease of it all. Get your French Press to add to your coffee collection today!
For more information about the history of French Press, check out this reference that we used to help us write this blog:
The History of French Press (2018) Karolina Kumstova