Ah! Coffee Nirvana Has Returned
I took the plunge finally and purchased a burr grinder for whole bean coffee, and replaced our Bodem French Press that broke some months ago. I picked up a bag of Starbucks Sumatran (I prefer Kenya AAA), whole bean. Wow. And, wow.
If you have never had a cup of coffee properly brewed with freshly burr-ground coffee, using good beans, please don't. If you do, you will never be satisfied with anything less than this. There is simply no comparison between coffee brewed this way, and any other way. Sure, it's more work, but well worth it.
If you don't believe me, go ahead, try it. But be warned: there's no going back once you reach coffee nirvana.
And if you think I'm obsessive about my coffee, don't worry, there are people far worse than me. There are those who buy green unroasted beans, and roast them, themselves. You can read about how to use a certain brand of hot air popcorn popper to do it. I can neither confirm or deny that I've tried it. They scoff at using pre-roasted beans. So there. I'm not that bad. I do not buy green coffee and roast it myself.
And, I'll come clean. I love it with Coffeemate creamer. Nothing else. And Splenda. One packet per six ounces. There, now you know everything.I feel better.
Here is a good web site with an explanation of how to use a French press.