The origin of the French Press can be traced back to 1850’s France. However, the design was improved by the Italians in 1929, and then perfected by the Swiss in 1958. There is no doubt that the design and taste of the French Press is iconic, however the way it is brewed is contested. There are two main techniques of brewing; The Classic and The Hoffman.
What you will need:
The Hoffman method is named after James Hoffman; 2007 World Barista Champion and founder of Square Mile Coffee in London. He popularized this method, which is meant to resemble the professional coffee cupping method.
Are you a big fan of lattes and don’t want to spend $5 every time you want one? A lot of people are in the same boat with you, but it’s confusing, as a home barista, to know where to start. Everybody on the forums are saying different things, so let me just cut through the noise for you.
These are the 3 major things you need to look for in a home espresso machine:
In the end, it’s up to you. I will note that if you don’t really want to spend money on the equipment, you should probably just get it in a coffee shop.