Pour into French Press, cover and depress plunger verrry slowly. This is the James Hoffmann subreddit, where people go so as not to think for themselves. If you like your coffee with milk, fill a clean French press about one-third of the way with warm milk. What to Expect from a French Press. The french press is a full immersion brewing device with a metal mesh filter. You can thank me next Thursday. I don't mean I had milk in my coffee. Not sure if you mean r/coffee or the cows you represent. That's simply not hot enough to extract the flavors of your coffee... And the drink will pretty much be cold by the time you get to drink it. Cinnamon, star anise, and vanilla beans are a great … French press is very forgiving, so you can use 1:12 for a very strong brew and even go down to 1:15 or 1:17 for a lighter brew. Because of this, we usually use a coarser grind to slow extraction and avoid over-extraction. Helpful 5 Not Helpful 2. I would possibly consider leaving the grounds suspended in 1% milk (I think 2 or 3% would be too high in milk fat to properly infuse) and leave it overnight. Edit: as a tip for OP, the r/Coffee subreddit might have been a better place for that question, since here most people are into specialty coffee only. I let it steep for 4 minutes, and plunged normally. We do live in a world where people drink Nescafe and Maxwell House, so the bar is very low for some people. Welp, I guess I'm free next Thursday now. The most important thing to remember is not to heat up the milk hotter than 70°C / 160°F, otherwise it‘ll break and taste burnt. Thanks for trying this brave experiment :-). Blend the water and almonds together until the almonds are well-processed, about 1½ minutes. For me coffee tastes better with milk than water so i thought why not just do it with milk directly. That would probably be the only way this wouldn't end up horrible as I really don't think pouring boiled milk over your grounds would create the best result. So, just try it and see for yourself. What would happen if you kept it under the burning point, though? It should also be noted that grind size does matter: a Moka pot, for example, requires a fine grind, while a French press uses a coarser grind. Maybe start with supermarket beans for your first trials so not to waste great coffee before checking something works first, but don't listen to those who say that trying out a method that hasn't been featured in a dozen YouTube videos with a low saturated colour filter and a slow tempo jazz soundtrack isn't a proper coffee lover's technique. If you want to go down that route esspresso and a milk steamer is your friend. Also there are no minerals to extract the coffee solubles. Now HERE is what would be interesting- make cold press ice coffee- the kind where using water the water is never heated. In this version, you would put a WHOLE BUNCH of coffee grounds in COLD COLD milk, leave it in the fridge overnight, then filter out the coffee grounds. To properly extract coffee in a French press, you need water just off the boil (i.e. Now that grated veg is good as gold. Stick with water and add the milk afterwards. Few people have full-blown espresso machines at home, and most of us don't keep a steam wand around, either. Go check out r/coffee my dude. 3 replies 0. Use a long handled spoon to press the beans down into the water, and then allow to “brew” at room temperature for about 12 hours. Not a fan of the microwaved stuff. The grounds are placed in the cylinder, and off-the-boil water is then poured into it. This doesn't allow you to get everything out of the coffee that you might like to. Brewing coffee with milk instead of water - posted in Public House: I have been looking around but I am not finding too much info on this. (say, using half as much water as you normally would for twice as long), Overextracted coffee is gross and bitter. near 100C) to create a slurry temperature of around 90-94C. Don't listen to the people here dismissing you on the spot, or even those suggesting you aren't interested in sophisticated coffee, you can brew specialty coffee with milk - it just sounds sacrilegious to a artisan coffee type of person at first because it sounds like a cardinal coffee sin. Thanks! I know I'm being a dick but the last few days have been hilarious. Place the coffee pot on the stove and heat until the water boils up into the top chamber and it fills up. Using milk instead of water, helps with the strongness and makes taste even better! As an experiment, instead of using water, I heated milk to a boil, then put it in the french press with the normal amount of coffee grinds. Double up on the coffee sure but don't steep it twice as long, that just pulls all the nasty bitterness out of the beans. Goodness. Fat breaks down the hydrophobic elements of the coffee far quicker, so if you were to leave our milk-brewed coffee to steep for the full 24 hours, you’d end up with something unbearably bitter. Thanks anyways, though. The first coffee press, which may have been made in France, was the modern coffee press in its rudimentary form—a metal or cheesecloth screen fitted to a rod that users would press into a pot of hot water and coffee grounds. The French Press is widely used because you do not need fancy equipment like a long neck kettle, a supply of paper filters or any electricity to brew with it. If you're thinking of trying this, don't. In a cup, with chocolate milk and about 2/5 cold brew. Some specialty coffees (especially beans that were roasted slightly too sour or slightly too bitter) are often enhanced by oat milk because it of this as neutralises their extremities. Why not? Just add more warm milk later. This sounds absolutely horrible. It is just coffee, after all, and I have heard of much, much stranger things in the coffee world being sold for real money. It will add a lighter texture. People seem to be a bit harsh here. Some person even posted about their dream of James having an affair with their boss (I want to bleach my eyes). As people have pointed out, dairy milk will break down above 70C (160F) and if you want a decent extraction with coffee you want to be hitting at least around 85C (185F) if not higher. I let it steep for 4 minutes, and plunged normally. You could french press coffee using pepsi if you wanted. But most importantly, don't be afraid to experiment with new ideas for brewing coffee. Drain and rinse, then add to high speed blender with 3 cups water, sea salt and sweetener. There is a but coming though, and that is to say 'but' not with dairy milk. Plunging milk in a bodum gives you at beast the gross soapy mess on the left. /r/ Coffee is a place to discuss any and all things coffee. You are basically just adding a milky texture to the drink and a slight sweetness. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. 8. I mean, yes, but it’s just going to taste like milky coffee and frankly, it’s a bit of a waste because you’re going to get the cooked milk taste (like in the espresso affagato video) when you heat the milk hot enough to brew coffee. The minimum ingredients to make French Press coffee are hot water, ground coffee and a French Press. I hear you can make a mean french press with orange juice. The plastic look is cheaper than the stainless-steel look, but on closer inspection, you’ll find the BPA-free plastic to actually be of a great quality like the Bodum travel French press. (110 grams, or twice the weight of the coffee). Some of my friends tried and they said its taste great. I am definitely someone who considers myself at the coffee purist of the spectrum, and definitely prefer to not pollute or distract my 'pure' coffee with extras like sugar or syrups and will 90+% of the time have it without milk. If you know you won’t get to the coffee for more like 24 hours, it’s okay: Allow the cold brew to steep in the refrigerator to slow down the brewing process. Ingredients. IME, milk scalds around 165°F, so I'd expect milk alone heated to boiling to taste awful. 'Discussion forum for members of the community, regarding videos or other things created by James'. Coffee is first and foremost about taste. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Try doing French press with 140-160F water, and let us know how nasty it tastes. Frothy Matcha Latte (Made in a French Press) 1 1/2 teaspoons of matcha powder (I used Mizuba Tea Co.) 1 tablespoon of hot water 1 cup of whole milk (or milk alternative) In my opinion - and it's controversial on the internet - oat milk is the milk that pairs well with specialty coffee as (providing it hasn't been flavoured) it's lack of a distinct flavour means you don't mess with the flavour profile of the coffee. Your friends who recommended this probably have poor taste in coffee. The French Press doesn’t heat water up automatically like drip coffee makers do, so you need to boil water in a kettle first. Just put your coarse ground coffee and water in the French press and leave it … I mean, I'm not going to rush to do it but I am legit curious. Because you‘re using lower temperatures, I‘d probably go for a 5 minute brew instead of 4 minutes, but if it‘s a dark roasted coffee it should extract decently enough either way. If it doesn‘t work well, you could try a different way: brew a stronger french press with only half the amount of water, then top the coffee up with milk in the cup. Users can vary the amount of time that coffee grounds are steeped, the type and size of grounds used, the temperature of the water… In the coffee subreddit there are probably more people willing to help you out with that unusual way of brewing coffee. So I used milk instead of water today in my french press. The biggest advantage the French Press has to offer is that it allows users to make a cup of coffee according to their own individual taste. For French press brewing, that's 4 ounces of ground coffee to 32 ounces of water. The question is why? Just asking if it would work or not becuz im not a coffee expert. Keep on a low simmer until the tea has steeped in the French press for five minutes. Set your timer for four minutes and pour in just enough water to saturate the grounds. Enlarge Image We test French press coffee makers the same way we test standard drip machines. It's starting to look a lot like milk now! This was what led me to experiment trying to brew specialty coffee just with oat milk, literally by putting ground coffee and oat milk in a microwaveable container, microwaving for 2-3 minutes, and then straining through a fine metal mesh. Coffee tastes the best this way, Yes but thats a mildly unpleasant, but not terrible decision. Two French inventors (Mayer and Delforge) patented in 1852 a forerunner of the French press. BUT! Never mind steeping coffee in nasty tasting milk. So try it, brew coffee with milk in the french press and see how you like it. I've made it this way before. Whether you’re craving a warm cup of milk or want to get fancy with your morning latte, infusing milk with a French press is super easy. 2 1/2 cups whole milk or water; 8 2/3 cups all-purpose flour, plus flour for the work surface; 1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast; 1/2 cup honey or sugar Peet's tip: When hot water meets coffee grounds, CO2 escapes and expands, creating a "bloom." Advantages of the French Press. Yes you can but you need to use a percolator or french press otherwise you will have cooked milk in the tubing of a drip pot and that would be a disaster. On the right is microfoam that tastes sweet and creamy. For most methods you are aiming for a temperature of around 200°F for a good extraction. Give the French Press a quick swirl, and then wait 30 seconds. Always remember that the best coffee is the coffee you like, and that counts for everything really. Press J to jump to the feed. In the video above, the 1:12 ratio yields a very strong wake-up call brew, and 1:15 yields a pleasant brew that you will enjoy sipping. The bloom would extract most of the coffee, probably better with a darker roast. In a pour over, a finer grind can impede water flow. The above methods are sometimes used with hot milk instead of water. While I don't know exactly what you were hoping for, I suspect that will be much closer to what you imagined. This is a place of idol worship where a large portion of the commenting community cares less about how coffee tastes and more about mimicking a theoretical ideal. The Kona French press is a glass carafe (extra thick borosilicate) with the protective plastic exterior shell that wraps around it. Because that's about as hot as you could get the milk before scalding it. The quality of coffee you brew will significantly increase with a few additional tools. I love specialty light roast but you can definitely brew it with milk. Over the years, the French press has undergone several design modifications. What if you bloomed the coffee as normal then swapped the water for milk (at around 60-65 degrees). The best milk to use is oat milk, preferably the most neutral tasting oat milk. It sounds like what you're really wanting is a higher milk to coffee ratio, and that's something you can do better with espresso or mokapot.... Make yourself a super strong coffee that can have lots of milk added. The resulting milk-coffee creation was horrible. The question should really be: Would using milk instead of water ruin/break your French press? If it doesn‘t work well, you could try a different way: brew a stronger french press with only half the amount of water, then top the coffee up with milk in the cup. I could see this possibly working IF you did it as cold brew. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Bodum French Press, 0.35 Liters (12 Ounces) This is the smallest French press that Bodum offers. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Don't let other people speculate as to what you will find tasty, because they aren't you, and experimenting is fun and often leads to unexpected surprises. Pour warm milk into the press, then add any spices you like. Add a little sugar and make sure you don't boil the milk.. We, as a whole agree, this a horrible idea. Chocolate shavings add a gourmet touch. What I have found is that those who have tried it are using automatic drip coffee makers, and complain that the milk burns. And the hot milk would get the OP's preferred milky taste. Anyways i just want to make sure if it would work or not because i am not a coffee expert. That recipe you described is otherwise a Cafe au Lait. Here‘s another one from them using the French Press: https://youtu.be/WG_sJRSH2t4. ... A cafetière, or French press, is a tall, narrow cylinder with a plunger that includes a metal or nylon fine mesh filter. I'll do it. Cover again and let steep for 4-5 minutes. There are a few videos from „Seattle Coffee Gear“. And in fact, people have had that idea of brewing with milk and tried it. Bodum has tried to register “French Press” as a trademark in several territories, but failed in the U.S, and had the trademark removed in Canada in December 2012. Credit: @britney_ry. THAT SAID, please feel free to experiment with it. This will take some effort and patience, but go slowly; liquid may gush out if you plunge too hard or fast. Blend on high for one to two minutes. If you want to try something similar to what I suspect you were going for, try extracting a really concentrated brew (say, using half as much water as you normally would for twice as long) with ~200°F water. The other option is to decant to a french press use Hoffman's double spoon method to pick off any of the floaters you can't get to sink. The French press is an immersion method of brewing, which means that the beans extract for longer than in other methods. Keep in mind that part of the listed volume will be taken up by the ground coffee, so the amount of liquid coffee that you get … This isn’t the case in a French press, so we can experiment. Instead, pile shredded veg into the canister of your French press, press down firmly, and tip so that the excess liquid drains out of the press' spout. The latter two are how I like to enjoy cold brew. In either case, so say we all. Remove the lid of the French press and pour the coconut milk over the tea. Try adding a hint of ground nutmeg for extra spice. Then heat 2-3x that volume of milk to ~160°F and mix the two. Milk irreversibly changes when it gets to about 70C or above, and starts to taste very bad. To Make the Coffee: Simply fill the bottom portion with cold water.Fill the metal filter area in the middle with finely ground coffee and screw the pieces together. Cocoa powder is traditionally used in all of Italy. In any situation you'd probably be way better off by just making a stronger (water) brew in the first place, and then adding a lot of milk. Here‘s one doing a pour over with milk at 140°F / 60°C: https://youtu.be/zKSNqaIlDL4. Cinnamon is commonly used in America. Use room temperature or cold water instead of hot water, and extend the brew time from four minutes to 12 to 18 hours. You need a steam wand of some description to make the one on the right. I was thinking of using either a french press or my vacuum brewer (Bodom Santos). GenerallyOdd krisprince. Wasn't thinking of it. Milk tastes horrible at high temperature. The coffee oils contain a lot of the bitter notes, so it can be easy to over … Bring the coconut milk to a simmer at the same time as the water. 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