The Benefits of French Press Coffee

By Mark Ramos

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French Press

If you are not sure if you would like to convert to drinking French Press coffee, you may be surprised to know how delicious it is. If you've never tried any French Press style of brewing, you may only be familiar with the automatic coffee maker. Because of this fact, you absolutely must spread your wings and try a new style of coffee brewing because you could be missing out on full and fantastic flavors in your cup of Joe.

Many coffee lovers prefer the taste of a Coffee Press because it does not use a filter, so the essential oils are left in the final brew product. You will have more full and complex flavors within your cup of coffee, and it will be more fresh than you can imagine. Even if you are someone that normally likes a lighter brew of coffee, the Coffee Press would be the ideal choice for that style of a roast. As a rule of thumb, lighter roasted coffee is often preferred to exhibit clearer flavor characteristics. Many people normally love a dark roast, but a light coffee roast is not roasted for as long so you can taste unique flavors. There are many quality dark roasts on the market, but on the flipside, numerous companies also choose to dark roast subpar coffee beans to mask their actual flavors. If you want to enjoy the full flavors from a unique coffee growing country, a light roast will provide that for you.

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French Press

If you do brew a light roast of coffee in an automatic coffee maker using a paper filter, many of the essential oils will be removed. A Coffee Press will provide you with a different point of view because the coarse coffee grounds will be pressed to the bottom of the device, and they will be separated from your coffee product. There is no filter involved whatsoever, so if you want to truly detect the actual flavors within a specific type of coffee bean, that is the way to go. To provide an example, you could be drinking a light coffee roast for the very first time when using a French Press, and it will allow you to taste unique coffee flavor characteristics.

Keep in mind that when you use a French Press, you will not use paper filters, which makes it an environmentally friendly alternative. It also does not use any type of electricity, so your French Press may be something that you want to take with you when you are camping or traveling to a distant hotel. It is a common fact that hotel coffee is definitely sub par when brewed in a tiny coffee maker, so skip it altogether and use your own Coffee Press to brew delicious coffee when traveling!

Mark Ramos
Article by Mark Ramos
Mark Ramos is a coffee fanatic and owns The Coffee Bump. For a great selection in all things coffee and espresso machines, check out

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