One sort of manual coffee brewing technique is the French Press or coffee plunger. The coffee plunger, which was patented in 1852 and formally published in 1924, has been a very popular brewing technique for almost a century. Here are some things to know about this method.

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What’s a French press

A plunger/french press is a manual brewing method, which means all operations are carried out by hand as opposed to using a machine like an espresso maker. The plunger is filled with hot water and ground coffee; after a little while, the grinds are forced to the bottom and you are left with black coffee.

Where does it originate from

You guessed it—France—is where the French Press was first created. The patent for the predecessor to the french press was created in 1852 by two French inventors, Mayer and Delforge. Following this, on August 5, 1924, Frenchman Marcel-Pierre Paquet dit Jolbert published an official patent for the French press.

The best way to brew at home

Check out the video at the top of this blog page for a detailed description of the best plunger/french press brewing technique. To guarantee that the coffee grounds are distributed uniformly, simply add water to the plunger and cover the coffee grinds with it. Next, add the remaining water and wait four to six minutes for it to brew before pressing the plunger down to catch the coffee grounds at the bottom of the plunger. You can purchase your own from dealers like Damn Fine Coffee which bring you all types of innovative coffee solutions.

The best plungers

Any roast, whether light, medium, or dark, can work in a French press, although we always advise a medium roast. Plunger coffee is often consumed without any additional sugar. We strongly suggest Papua New Guinean coffee if you want a nice cup that is strong and flavorful. It has a strong punch, a big body, medium acidity, and flavours of vivid fruit and chocolate.