Capra French Press

Coffee preparation techniques besides espresso like pourover.
LewBK

#1: Post by LewBK »

Any thoughts on this new kind of press?
https://capramade.com/

ira
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#2: Post by ira »

It looks like a reasonably clever rethink of a French press. I hope the filter has enough holes to work as expected and I really like the removable bottom for cleaning. If you're really into french press and you've got $100 to risk it might be worth it.

jpender

#3: Post by jpender »

A press with an improved filter. Like an Espro. Those are expensive too.

jbviau
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#4: Post by jbviau »

One knock on the Espro has been that it traps a fair amount of liquid below the seal+filter assembly when you plunge. This one wouldn't have that issue, looks like, although it appears to be just a single filter vs. Espro's double filter.
"It's not anecdotal evidence, it's artisanal data." -Matt Yglesias

jpender

#5: Post by jpender »

That's true about the Espro. I used to plunge mine, then slowly pull up a bit on the plunger, and plunge again with the Espro inverted in order to get that extra liquid.

I haven't brewed French press in about five years. I like that style of coffee but I got tired of cleaning the grounds out of the press. It's really no better than just using a jug or a thermos and decanting the liquid. Either way you have a container full of sludge to scrape out and rinse. I think a better "French press" would be an oversized Aeropress with a mesh or metal filter. That way you could essentially do an inverted French press (liquid through the grounds), press out all of the free liquid, and then pop the puck out for easy cleaning. I remember people asking Alan Adler for a bigger Aeropress years ago. He made a slightly smaller one instead.

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Jeff
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#6: Post by Jeff »

That triggered a thought:

"Swiss Gold" or contemporary metal filter in a Clever or Hario Switch with a coarse grind?

jbviau
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#7: Post by jbviau »

^^^ Yup, that's polished immersion, which IIRC is something Jim Schulman and others have been talking about for a long time.

edit to add a sample another_jim reference: Grind Size and Extraction
"It's not anecdotal evidence, it's artisanal data." -Matt Yglesias

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Boldjava
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#8: Post by Boldjava »

jbviau wrote:One knock on the Espro has been that it traps a fair amount of liquid below the seal+filter assembly when you plunge. This one wouldn't have that issue, looks like, although it appears to be just a single filter vs. Espro's double filter.
I lift the plunger up a 2nd time and 3/4 oz comes out. Done.
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