The coffee press was patented by Milanese designer Attilio Calimani in 1929.
It underwent several design modifications through Faliero Bondanini, who patented his own version in 1958 and began manufacturing it in a French clarinet factory.
The device was further popularised across Europe by a British company by the name of Household Articles Ltd. and the Danish tableware and kitchenware company Bodum.
Let’s see how to prepare the French Press or Cafetiere:
1. Preheat your cafetière by pouring in some boiling water
2. Discard the water,
3. Ground 50/60g of fresh roasted coffee medium to coarse and put it in the Cafetiere
4. Preheat 850ml of water to 90° degrees and pour it over the dry coffee.
5. Let it steep for four minutes with the plunger cap on, but not pressed down.
6. Remove the plunger then stir a few times and with a tea spoon remove the crust on top.
7. Wait 5 more minutes, after that, place the plunger and push it just till it’s sitting on the surface of the coffee.
8. Transfer the coffee to heated jug and serve.
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