Appetite for coffee is insatiable. It sometimes takes you to places; at other times, to inventing newer and better technology for coffee making. But if you happen to be a coffee aficionado with not many resources, it can only evoke creativity in you apart from a great cup of coffee. We will showcase here how you can turn your creativity into a fun activity and then into a French Press. Yes, it is veritably possible to make a French Press at your home. All you need is some items from the daily scrap. You will end up with something good, rest assured. And, here is how to do it.
How to make a French Press (DIY)
1. The things required
There is just a small bunch of things that you will require in order to pull off a French Press at home. Those things are:
- A coffee filter
- A metallic wire or a coat hanger
- A mug or glass that does not taper
That is all you will need for your work. With these items ready, let us proceed further.
2. Prepare the wire
In case you are using a coat hanger, cut it where the hook is. Having done that, create a bend at one end in order to keep the filter safe.
3. Giving shape to the wire
Beginning at one end of the wire (which was bent), mold the wire into the shape of a circle. In case you chose a glass that tapers at the end, you might need to do this with a softer wire since hangers are known to be rigid.
4. Sterilize the wire
This wire will be interacting with your coffee. Hence, it is necessary to keep any harmful clutter off it. If there is paint on the wire, make sure that you clean that off as well. A scrubbing sponge works pretty well for this purpose. And, clean not just the loop but the whole wire.
5. Complete the loop
The bent end that was left in the previous steps must now be used to lock the loop. Now mold the wire in a way so that the elevation of the wire over the loop lies at the center.
6. Ensure safety
You must check if the loop you made is properly circular or not. The diameter of the loop must be just a tad greater than the inner diameter of the mug you are using. Keep in mind that the mug must not be scratched.
To this mug, add hot water after having added the ground coffee. Allow the contents to rest for a period of 4 minutes.
As the process of steeping is over, attach the filter to the loop before pushing it downward all the way to the bottom, gently. Do it slowly.
If your loop completely sealed the glass, there should be no coffee grounds in the resulting coffee. If it is otherwise, you can use another filter to rectify.
Enjoy the obtained coffee. In cases like these, you must not waste time in waiting. Go ahead and do it. Happy brewing!