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Bonjour French Presses - George Wachsmuth's Review
Posted: March 23, 2002, 6:46pm
review rating: 6.8
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Arrow The Bonjour French Presses has 7 Reviews
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Adam Holmes 8.66
Jen Worden 8.00
George Wachsmuth 6.83
Vernon Bishop 4.00
Paula Campbell 0.00

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.2
Product Reviewed: Cabaret
Manufacturer: Bonjour Quality: 9
Average Price: Varies Usability: 10
Price Paid: $14.99 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: Trader Joes Aesthetics 7
Owned for: 1 week Overall 10
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Various
Bottom Line: Great taste, easy to use, doesn't require electricity, try it !!
Positive Product Points

Easy to use. Screen is fine enough to use a setting finer than drip on a Starbucks Barista.

Negative Product Points

It's not automatic but that's OK.

Detailed Commentary

First off I love coffee made in a french press. It beats any other method for me. I hate to say that includes espresso (but not by much).  I heard this called "crunchy coffee" by the Coffeekid but, like him, I don't mind. The screen on this model leaves very little at the bottom of the cup.  But for those who want even less, there are additional screens that you can purchase from SweetMarias.  They also have a SwissGold filter unit that can replace the whole assembly on your plunger. I don't get a particulate taste in the cup or my mouth and this method makes it easier for me to differentiate the tastes in coffee grown in different regions. Put 7 grams of coffee for each 5 ounces of water (yeah I use a scale) and add water that was boiled and rested for a minute or so.  Wait 3 to 4 minutes and press down slowly. Remember that the key to great coffee is to have a consistent grind so use a good grinder.(You don't need an espresso grinder for this)  Those whirly blade models are inconsistent in grind size and you can get dust in the mix.  This will pass right through the screen.  The more even the grind the more evenly distrubuted the extraction. Uneven grinds will lead to some coffee over extracted , some under and more sediment in your cup. The press pot makes great coffee !! One piece of advice that should really be heeded for all coffee making devices...Keep it clean ! I use Urnex Espresso Machine cleaner.

Buying Experience

Found it at Trader Joes but these things are all around.

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