hellojed i’m a french press and boiled water kinda guy.
Kez Lately I have been having drip in the mornings,
Note that on this totally normal day, we have some pretty calm discourse about multiple ways to brew coffee.
- I don’t care for aeropresses because they are so fiddley.
- I don’t care for espreso because I like to have more hot volume to sip on over a longer period of time. And cafe americano is just diluted espresso!
I used to be a big fan of French Press coffee because of how quickly I can make a pot for me and my spouse or any guests (back when we you know, had guests). I converted to pour-over a while back and like it more. Did some A/B testing last week while on vacation. Here’s my bullet points:
- Pour-over takes a bit more time. You need to “wash” the filter paper with hot water, otherwise your coffee will taste like paper. Just get the whole thing wet with the water from the kettle and let it drain into your coffee cup. Smell the water and confirm it kinda smells like glue. Now pitch the water. Done.
- You need to keep the water in your filter at the right level. You can’t just fill it up like you do a French Press carafe. Again, it takes more time.
- The filter paper absorbs and filters out some of the oils in the coffee. This changes the taste. Whether it is an improvement is up to personal preference.
- You can compost the filter paper and grounds!
After this A/B testing, I found that I enjoyed the taste of the paper-filtered coffee more.
And on today’s normal day, I handled the stress by stress-drinking a Vanilla Coke Zero this afternoon.