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al_bongo
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Posted Sun Jul 28, 2013, 5:17am
Subject: Re: French Press coffee Is weak
 

I only measure temp when I'm making a syphon.

Short of dumping actually boiling water on the coffee I reckon it's difficult to use too hot water in FP or pour over. It just needs not to be boiling.

The temperature drop when it hits the room temp coffee and even using a preheated pot is more than enough to make it near impossible to waste the coffee brewing this way.

It's also a balance, especially with FP. After 4 mins of steep your brew temp is sub optimal anyway even using just off the boil water.
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Posted Sun Jul 28, 2013, 2:56pm
Subject: Re: French Press coffee Is weak
 

Another thing you could do is to try and make your coffee too strong and then back off to reach a strength that's just right (kind of like goldilocks)

Try your usual dose of 55g coffee but pour 550g of water instead, and see how you like that.
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