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french press question

Fozzie_Bear Aug 27, 2006 06:41 PM

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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    ashwood RE: Fozzie_Bear Aug 27, 2006 06:43 PM

    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?

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      Cathy RE: Fozzie_Bear Aug 27, 2006 06:48 PM

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

      1. pitu RE: Fozzie_Bear Aug 27, 2006 08:54 PM

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

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          Luwak RE: Fozzie_Bear Sep 3, 2006 02:48 AM

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

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