MichaelPatrick Senior Member Joined: 27 Apr 2012 Posts: 2 Location: North Caldwell Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Fri Apr 27, 2012, 9:58am Subject: French press newb question about # of cups
I was just given an 8cup French Press. Except with company, I only expect to brew between 1-3 cups for myself. My question is this: Will brewing less than 8 cups in that size french press distort the quality of the brew? I measured out one cup and it seemed a bit low, but 2-3 cups looks like more than enough water in this large canister. Then again, I want to check with the pros before I ruin perfectly good Intelligentsia coffee...
Posted Fri Jun 15, 2012, 8:16am Subject: Re: French press newb question about # of cups
For an 8-cup FP, I usually use around 58g-66g for a full press, adjusted to taste, and about 30g-33g for a half-full (4 cup). I've never felt that there was any degradation to the final product by only filling halfway (as long as you properly preheat everything to make sure you don't lose temp).
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