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Pressing Coffee

Pressing Coffee

Over the years, the coffee press has undergone several design modifications. Early versions were called The first coffee press, which may have been made in France, was the modern coffee press in its rudimentary form —a screen fitted to a rod that users would press into a pot of hot water and coffee grounds after soaking it in hot water for 3-4 Minutes.

Faliero Bondanini, who patented his own version in 1958 and began manufacturing it in a French clarinet factory called Martin SA under the brand name Melior. The device was further popularized across Europe by a British company by the name of Household Articles Ltd. and the Danish tableware and kitchenware company Bodum.

The modern French press consists of a narrow cylindrical beaker, usually made of glass or clear plastic, equipped with a metal or plastic lid and plunger that fits tightly in the cylinder and has a fine stainless steel wire or nylon mesh filter.

There are several other presses that originate from this style of extracting coffee, like the AeroPress or several brand-name devices. One of the best things about pressing coffee is that it's very simple and anybody can do it. A scale is almost always better when making any sort of coffee.