Oo la la mon Cherie or as Del Boy used to say mangetout mangetout. Enough of this the good ole Cafetière or French Press deserves better. I remember when the cafetiere came to our town, I remember it because my girlfiend at the time told me that I would be taking her for a coffee and that I should be prepared. I can tell you as a seventeen-year-old I was extremely concerned at just what I should be preparing myself for. Thankfully it was the price, a cafetire for two 1.95 plus extra for the cake! That was 35 years ago when a cup of instant cost 25p and if you had it to go you didn’t get a lid!
Anyway, we all now know what a Cafetière or French press is and as our coffee options have grown but thankfully the Cafteiere is still going strong. It’s just such a good all-rounder, brilliant as a cheap wedding present or that first home gift it’s hardly ever left to gather dust though. A great back up at family occasions you’ll always get a decent brew with a caftetier, it won’t let you down…ever.
There is almost a ritual when you make coffee with a cafetiere, how many spoons you put in, the sound of the water pouring onto the coffee, a gentle froth comes to the top, a quick stir and wait. Then with the aroma of fresh brewed coffee in the air, you pour and everything is alright with the world.
I have a soft spot for the cafeteire It’s a great way to get a long hot coffee or an Americano as they say in the café society. I always have a bag of cafeteier coffee in my cupboard and I highly recommend that you do too.