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  1. #21
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    Is the metric system different in France, or to who ever makes French presses? Cuase the 3 cup Brazil French press from Bodum sure looks like a cup and a half.
    Complancency results in a decline in quality,inferior products, and ultimately , a loss in revenue.

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    Keep in mind, 3 cups would basically be 12 ounces and my standard mug at home is about 9 ounces. Do you have a picture?

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    I wissh I did on me, I need to wait for my girlfreind to come home, she has the dig camera, but, u can look on Bodum's online store and the Kenya model is identical to the Brazil model. The 3 or 4 cup one.
    Complancency results in a decline in quality,inferior products, and ultimately , a loss in revenue.

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    I have a bon jour french press and it seems fine although I need to replace the mesh filter since it is about 8 years old. I am waiting for an order to arrive. I also see you can order a special extra filter attachment. This would cut out some of the grinds.

    I was wondering how you guys grind and how long you brew?

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    I'm a real fan of the bounjour french press. It's one of the only presses that doesn't use plastic where it will touch the coffee. IMHO, when you put plastic in hot coffee, you end up tasting the plastic. Yuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clearchris
    I'm a real fan of the bounjour french press. It's one of the only presses that doesn't use plastic where it will touch the coffee. IMHO, when you put plastic in hot coffee, you end up tasting the plastic. Yuck.
    I like it too but am waiting for a replacement mesh filter. I wonder how the new Tirra coffee pull compares?

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    Quote Originally Posted by richedie

    I like it too but am waiting for a replacement mesh filter. I wonder how the new Tirra coffee pull compares?
    It could be interesting, but I'm not sure it solves a problem I have. The Tirra's main advantage is that you can take the grinds out of the coffee when you are finished brewing. I just pour my coffee when it's finished brewing and I only make what I intend to immediately use.

    Plus, it has plastic that touches the coffee.

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    french press woes

    coffee in a french press is suppose to steep but not boil(never boil coffee). Best method is to boil the water and let it sit for a few minuites(using a thermo is just being silly) before pouring it into the chamber. The differences in the brands has more to do with their durability wrt cleaning and quality of the mesh. They are all essentially pyrex beakers with a steel mesh screen. From my experience there really little difference. They all just take some experimenting to get used to.

    If you have the cash then go out and get a 50$press made of space age titanium...I'll stick with my 15$ one and just expect to replace parts of it from time to time.
    I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me.

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    Well, I picked up a Tirra Coffee Maker - like a french pull?! Anyway, it worries me that it has a rubber or some rubbery looking material around the edge against the glass. I was always under the impression you never want plastic or rubber touching the hot water or coffee due to chemical interactions and the taste it may impart.

    The thing about the thermal carafe is that I also heard it a good idea to have the coffee brew at a more consistant and hotter temp such as would be possible in a thermal press or Eva Solo.
    http://www.evasolo.dk/products-cafesolo.html

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    I have a Tirra...

    One issue I see is it is best to allow the coffee to brew in a consistant temperature...hence the thermal carafe.

    The Tirra is weird! The basket only holds enough for one of their scoops (1.4 tablespoons) per 8 ounces! That is weak and it tastes weak. I prefer 2 TBS per 6 ounces always. Also, the basket only goes about 3/4 to the bottom of the carafe so when you pour in water.......some of the water sits at the bottom never touching the water during brewing.

 

 
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