If you’re a coffee lover and haven’t tried French press coffee, you’re missing out. Not only does it allow you to receive the full health benefits of coffee, it simply tastes better than traditional brewed drip coffee. And, for those that want to add a little twist to their coffee brewing, try cold brewed French press iced coffee.
Why French Press? Basically when you use a French press to make your coffee, you’re eliminating the bleached out, commercial paper filter that not only can remove a lot of the nutrients, oils, and antioxidants, it also has a negative effect on the taste. French presses are also very easy to clean and come in a variety of sizes, shapes and materials.
Why cold brew? If you like iced coffee, not only does cold brew coffee taste better than simply icing down your hot coffee but it’s also much less acidic and thus easier on the stomach. It can take a while to do but the results are worth it. If you’ve ever had iced coffee at your local coffee shop, you understand.
To make French press iced coffee, first grind your coffee. If you don’t have a coffee grinder, purchase one. In general stay away from blade grinders that may burn the beans and go with a “burr grinder”. One cup of coffee and two cups of water should do it, so put that in your French press (A Stainless Steel French Press will perform better). Mix it up well and refrigerate until cold. After at least 8 hours (over-night is even better) of it sitting in the fridge, press the brewed coffee to remove the grinds and enjoy! If you’re into adding cream, sugar, or syrups, now is the time to do so.
French press iced coffee is a great way to enjoy your favorite cup of joe and MUCH easier on the stomach. If you don’t have a coffee press or are not familiar with a French press, find the best on the market at Planetary Design. For coffee lovers, the French press is the pinnacle of excellent coffee brewing.
For a more in-depth look at French pressing cold-brew coffee read this Liquid Planet article.