|Forum topic by Gene Howe||posted 05-22-2012 02:54 PM||755 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
05-22-2012 02:54 PM
Yesterday, while waiting for a take out pizza, I stepped next door to a gourmet kitchen tool place. I’d been in there before to buy a grease splatter thingie. It has just the fine mesh I needed to sift crushed stone for inlays. Any how, last Memorial day we visited some old friends who served us some French press coffee. WOW! was it ever good! First time I’d ever had any. Yeah, I know, I should get out more often.
So, I finally decided that a French press would be nice to have and I bought a two cupper (actually, two mugs) at the kitchen store. Besides the one I bought, this store had a one cupper and a 6 cupper available. This morning we used it. The first time we had it, our friends used Don Fransico, ground course at the grocery store. As I said, it was delicious. All we had this morning was Yuban dark roast from the can. So, that’s what I went with. It was still great!
All told, we made four mugs full and used about 50% less grounds than we normally use in our drip coffeemaker for 6 mugs and it was 100% better tasting. It only takes about 4 minutes to boil the water in the micro and another few to make the coffee it’self. The only difference is you can’t make it up ahead of time and just stumble out of bed and hit the switch. But man, is it ever worth the fuss!
I give this toy 5 stars.
Oh yeah, the brand name is Bonjour…the only brand this store sold.
I think our drip machine is headed for the back of the cupboard.
-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton