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French Press: A Low Stress Way to Enjoy Your Coffee

By Copper Canyon

Whether the French press method of brewing came to light in the early or mid-1800s is up for speculation, there are patent records from 1852 wherein a Paris merchant and metal craftsman filed a joint patent for a device that filtered coffee using a piston action. It wasn’t until the late 1920s that the French Press began surfacing around Europe, with improvements being made well into the 1950s. It took Americans a bit longer to acclimate to this brewing method, receiving recognition and direction by food critics well into the 1980s and 90s, indicating possible drawbacks to the method. Even today it is still seen as a method used mainly by connoisseurs. Despite that, it is one of the easier methods for brewing fresh roasted coffee. (more…)