This morning I made one of the best cups of coffee I’ve ever had!
For years, I’ve been hearing that French Presses make great coffee. And, we’ve carried one in our catalog for a long time. It’s the typical kind you see in many gourmet stores: A glass decanter with a metal plunger.
Our catalog description says, “Pour in boiling water and replace lid with plunger all the way up. Let steep for 3-5 minutes, depress plunger to trap grounds on bottom, and pour out the flavor.” Although I personally buy and use most of the items we sell, I never tried this one. My friend Jason Nussbaum, who runs our retail stores, makes coffee in one every morning and loves it. But, I just didn’t think I could wait 3-5 minutes for a cup of coffee!
We just added a new French Press, This one claims to take about 30 seconds to brew up to four cups! So, so I decided to test it.
It was a GREAT cup of coffee. Smooth and acid-free, it had a strong bold flavor with no bitter aftertaste. I’m certainly not a coffee snob, but I do drink about three cups a day. And this was one of the best I’ve ever had!
I followed the simple directions exactly. Stir 10 seconds, plunge slowly, rinse the coffee maker off. I have to say I was amazed by how easy it was to make, by how little time it took, and by how great it tasted.
On the downside, the number of parts at first seemed a little confusing. But, within a few moments I figured it out. All the parts nest neatly into a surprisingly small space. Unlike other designs, there are no breakable glass parts (a great feature for someone like me, who is reknowned for leaving a trail of shattered glass)!
All in all, the new Aero French Press is one I can heartily and personally recommend!
Galen Lehman, President, Lehman’s