Coffee lovers in Boston are continually searching for better ways to enjoy their favorite drinks. One new brewing method may possibly have the appropriate answer.
Oftentimes, when coffee and water is combined for an active brewing, water is pushed through the coffee in one form or another. However, an interesting new brewing system named the American Press which recently surfaced does the exact opposite. While grounds are sealed in a filter basket, they are manually pushed through water during the brewing process instead of the reverse.
While using the American Press to brew, factors such as input ratio, water temperature, etc. are familiar concerns. However, there are new concerns to note such as water pressure, which is controlled in real-time by the operator of the press. Although the American Press looks a lot like the French Press, the American Press has more in common with Aeropress and espresso with reference to basic brewing principles.
The recent model of the American Press consists of an insulated double-wall, top cap, handle, plunger and solid stainless steel filter. The Filter seals are silicone and help to ensure proper water pressure.
The filter is interesting, as the lower portion is made up of a wider gauge which allows a great amount of water to flow through the coffee, while the upper portion of the filter has an extremely fine mesh—boasting 150 microns of filtration fineness.
While the American Press has not yet made a striking effect in the Boston coffee scene, it looks like it has the potential to, if it offers a good cup of joe.
As a Third Wave Coffee lover, would you consider trying this new brewing method?