|•||Dense stoneware blocks moisture absorption to prevent cracking, crazing and rippling|
|•||Impermeable exterior enamel resists stains and scratches from metal utensils|
|•||Nearly-nonstick glazed interior easily releases foods for quick cleanup|
|•||Thermal resistant from 65° to 500°|
|•||All components are safe for the dishwasher|
The Le Creuset Stoneware French Press prepares coffee the way every cup should be savored. Some say coffee prepared in a French press is the way every cup should be savored. Coarsely ground coffee beans are steeped in boiling water, and then filtered away by plunging the mesh sieve through the press. Direct contact between the beans and the water means a stronger flavor. Loose tea leaves can also be steeped in a French press.
French press coffee has a rich, bold taste, here are a few easy steps to brew the perfect cup. First, fill the press with hot water. This will warm the press and keep the coffee hot as it steeps. Set the lid and filter unit aside. Meanwhile, heat the water you'll pour over the coffee to just below boiling, water at a full boil will scald the coffee. Grind the coffee beans to a medium or coarse grind. Finely ground beans may escape through the mesh filter. Empty the French press of its water and measure in your coffee. For an 8-ounce cup, 1 to 2 tablespoons is recommended. Experiment to find the strength you like best. Slowly pour in the almost-boiling water, and give it a gentle stir. Replace the lid with the filter pulled up and out of the coffee. Allow the coffee to steep for a few minutes: 2 to 3 minutes for a small pot, 4 minutes for a larger pot. Slowly and steadily press down on the metal rod, trapping the coffee grounds at the bottom and filtering the clean coffee to the top. Allow a few seconds for any sediment to settle. Leave the lid and filter in place when pouring. Rinse the filter after each use and air-dry. Wash the press at least weekly to maintain brew taste and remove any oils that collect. Enjoy coffee, espresso and cappuccino in color with Le Creuset's Cafe Collection.
6.5 x 6.5 x 8.5-inches tall