coffee maker died recently. We arent living aboard
yet but I thought now is a good time to transition to a manual coffee method. Certainly at this stage of life I've already tried it all. But Im not satisfied with most methods because they dont address my needs all at once.
I want to:
Make several cups of coffee at once so I can save some in a thermos for later and have my cup now.
Have a good strong cup!
No percolator coffee, I dont like it!
Easy clean up
NO disposable filters or plastic single
Use FINE coffee because I like the body and flavor better.
Anyway, I fially found a way to meet all of these needs. Ive added a "coffee sock" type bag to my french press! The bag keeps the grounds contained so you don't have to scrape grounds out if the pot. There is a huge water
saviings because you dont have to rinse the pot over and over to get the gunk out.
I add the coffee to the bag and then put the plunger over the coffee in the bag. Add water
to the pot and lest it seep as usual. Plunge as usual. Voila!
To clean up, remove the plunger from the bag, nock the plunger stem a bit to remove grounds, pull the bag of grounds out of the pot, give the bag a good squeeze to get rid of the extra water, then turn the sock inside out over the trash can.
This is so much easier than trying to knock the wet grounds out of the put. You dont have to use a strainer to drip off the extra water either.
I am using these bags and they fit my 8 cup press perfectly. I actually bought these to make cold brewed coffee, and they work well for that too.
Edit: after writing this all out I realized I could simply use the coffee bag without the plunger...