HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >

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?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. a
    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?

    1. c
      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...

        1. l
          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...

          Show Hidden Posts