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Old 02-17-2012, 12:40 AM   #1
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Ok I'm sure most of us can agree on one thing. We love our coffee.

That said. I have a french press, coffee grinder, and hot water. But how do I make a perfect pot?

I have the Bodum 8-cup model designed for Starbucks where I bought it.

I believe it's the glass one you see everywhere. For the full 8 cups, strong brew,(light brew gives me a headache) how much coffee is best?

Any advice on the perfect french press pot?


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My wife uses 1 tablespoon of grounds for each cup.


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I have stopped drinking coffee as of last October but at the time I was using the very same French press by Bodum to brew in. It took me a few days to figure out the perfect amount for a pot but for me it was 4 heaping tablespoons, pour in the boiling water and wait about 5 minutes before pressing down the plunger. If you wait longer the brew keeps getting stronger. Too much coffee in the mix makes it bitter in my experience. Play around with it for a few days and you will have it nailed pretty quick.
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For a French Press you need to use a coarser grind than you would for drip-brewing. One level scoop per 6oz cup.
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For a French Press you need to use a coarser grind than you would for drip-brewing.
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I have stopped drinking coffee as of last October but at the time I was using the very same French press by Bodum to brew in. It took me a few days to figure out the perfect amount for a pot but for me it was 4 heaping tablespoons, pour in the boiling water and wait about 5 minutes before pressing down the plunger. If you wait longer the brew keeps getting stronger. Too much coffee in the mix makes it bitter in my experience. Play around with it for a few days and you will have it nailed pretty quick.
thanks vikingdad, 4 heaping into the same Bodum, thats what i was looking for. Cant wait for moring coffee.

Also I use coarse beans from my electric grinder.
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thanks vikingdad, 4 heaping into the same Bodum, thats what i was looking for. Cant wait for moring coffee.

Also I use coarse beans from my electric grinder.
I use a 2 tablespoon coffee scoop (I think one was provided with the Bodum?), heaping.

Too much coffee in there and it quickly gets thick enough to plow but too wet to plant.
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I fill to cap of my grinder, grind the coffee and pour into the press


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