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Posted On:1/07/2005 5:13am
Style: Krav / (Kick)Boxing / BJJ
This documents my version of the American Coffee Ritual, similar in purpose to that of the Japanese Tea Ceremony.
First, one must have all the implements necessary:
(from left to right: Brita Filter, Coffee Grinder, Teapot, measuring spoon (1tbsp), Sumatra coffee, and a French Press)
Next, one must pour the desired amount of water into the pot to be prepared to BOILING. In this case, 18oz.
(no comments on dirty kitchen, please)
While the water is heating, the beans must be ground to proper consistency and quantity. In the case of my cup, I have poured 18oz of water, and the ideal ratio is 2tbsp (10g) of beans for every 6oz of water. So, 6 tbsp (30g) of coffee beans goes into the grinder for 7-10 seconds, since a French Press uses a coarse grind.
Posted On:1/07/2005 5:14am
By this point, the water should be boiling. It's critical that the water be boiling or else the coffee will not taste as full as it should be, since the oils are extracted only with water 190F or hotter. This water is now poured into the French Press over the beans, stirred, and left to soak for 4 minutes.
After 4 minutes, press down lightly till plunger is all the way down, pour and serve!
To recap, the critical factors are:
Temp of water (190F or hotter)
Quantity of beans (2 tbsp per 6oz of water)
Quality of grind (In my grinder, 7-10 seconds; at Starbucks, a French Press/coarse grind in their machine)
Steeping time: 4 mins in the french press.
Thank you. Now off to work!
Posted On:1/07/2005 5:59am
Although i like coffe, this is too much effort to bother at first time in the morning, everyday.
Guess I could impress a couple of chicks I know with that, though.
Posted On:1/07/2005 8:05am
Style: Aikido, bad breath
Is that an empty bottle of champagen in the background?
Posted On:1/07/2005 9:55am
While you get props for using a French (freedom?) press, the bag with the demonic logo of Starbucks has got to go.
I should convince my boss to buy a nice French press for work. Given that our network computers are named after coffees (latte, espresso, ....), I think she'd go for it.
Posted On:1/07/2005 11:50am
Starbucks isn't demonic, it's heavenly.
And to make this thread more germane to the topic, if you drink caffeinated beverages such as green tea or coffee prior to working out, you kick your metabolism up a notch and burn some more calories.
Posted On:1/07/2005 12:09pm
You have a lot of time on your hands dont you?
Posted On:1/07/2005 12:12pm
I have enough time for the ultimate cup of coffee. Short of a fresh espresso, nothing is superior to a french press for making a high quality cup of coffee. That's why whenever we sample coffee to customers, we use that rather than the general brewing method with a paper filter and such.
Besides, this might inspire people to go out and get the materials. Including the beans, it should all cost about $50 for grinder, the press, and a lb of fresh beans.
wants jade ring
Posted On:1/07/2005 12:20pm
Style: kung fu
I have a french press and it does make awesome coffee. However, it resides at the back of my cupboard now because it is such a hassle.
Posted On:1/07/2005 12:21pm
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