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Aug 27, 2006 06:41 PM

french press question

Does it negatively effect the flavour of French press coffee if you do not fill the press to maximum capacity?
For example, will three cups of coffee brewed in an 8-cup press be inferior to 3 cups of coffee brewed in a 3-cup press?

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  1. no-there's nothing wrong with that. think of it this way, if you fill a teapot half full, does it effect the quality of the tea?

    1. As long as you put in correct proportions (2 Tbs coffee to 6 oz of water), it should be fine.

      1. and coarse grind the coffee . . . took me awhile to get that right...

        1. and let it steep for around four minutes; no less than three, no more than five...