Troubleshooting French Press Coffee

This article is an expansion of a troubleshooting table inside the French Press Tutorial. I’ve brewed a lot of coffee in my French Press. Along the way I’ve developed a checklist of steps to take to improve the taste. There are variables that are easy to correct and some that take a little tweaking. Before you start tweaking, […]

French Press Tutorial

Of all the different coffee brewing methods, the one I’ve used the most has been the French Press. Also known as a press pot, the French Press is a simple way to make a rich delicious cup of coffee. The French Press is a low tech portable coffee brewing method. Let hot water steep over […]

Brewing Coffee With the Coffee Sock

This summer I received what has to be the most simple coffee brewing method I’ve ever seen. It is a sock attached to a wire. Not just any sock though. The Coffee Sock is a tight knitted sock that is perfect for coffee brewing. I don’t go camping, but if I did this would be an […]

Kalita Wave Coffee Brewing Tutorial

In 2013 I organized a trip for the Coffee Club of Seattle to visit the coffee scene of Olympia, Washington. While there we visited two locations of Olympia Coffee Roasting, where they were making outstanding pourover coffee using the Kalita Wave Dripper. It was this trip that inspired me to get one for myself. Kalita […]

Is the iCoffee Brewer Better than French Press?

For many years I started every morning with french press coffee. I loved the ritual of getting up early, heating the water, grinding the coffee, pouring in the hot water, waiting 3-4 minutes, plunging and then serving. But, I’m also a morning person. Some coffee drinkers don’t have the energy or patience to make a […]

CBTL Kaldi Single Cup Coffee Brewer Review

Coffeemaker manufacturers more and more are promising a quicker, easier, and more delicious “Personalized Hot Beverage”. You have likely heard of Keurig or Tassimo. Maybe even Nespresso. Well, make room for another one. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf have decided to join the game with their own proprietary capsule system. They don’t have any […]