I know I cant be the only one with this issue...I really like the FP but getting the grinds in the trash and not down the drain is a real PITA. Anyone have any tricks, gizmos, or lessons learned out there that to share. Thanks, Vince -- At some point between French and fire, it really doesn't matter much what the "origin character" of the coffee was ... Tom Owens - Sweet Maria's
Hi Vince, Now that I have a garbage disposal in the kitchen sink I just dump into the disposal. I've heard people say this is OK (a plumber), and other people say this isn't such a good idea. Before I had a disposal I would put a paper towel over the sink drain, partly fill the french press with cool water, give a good swirl and pour the contents of the press into the paper towel (like it is a big filter). With some practice I would get ~99% of the grounds in the towel. I hope this helps. French --- Vince Doss wrote: <Snip> Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com
i add a little water swirl, pour into the toilet and flush, really it's the easiest way to go. Or you could make a compost pile and do the same. On 6/6/06, Vince Doss wrote: <Snip> -- "Good night, and Good Coffee"
At 02:38 PM 6/6/2006, "Vince Doss" wrote: <Snip> I have an old #4 Swiss Gold filter and a Thermos Filtercone that I stand up in a large coffee mug by the sink. I swirl a little water in the bottom of the FP to loosen the used grounds, then dump it into this filter arrangement. The large coffee mug may need to be emptied periodically during the day if the water level gets up to the bottom of the Filtercone. Then at the end of the day I remove the Swiss Gold filter, invert it over our kitchen scraps bucket, and a gentle tap dislodges the well-drained grounds. A quick rinse/dry of the Swiss Gold filter, Filtercone and mug readies the setup for the next day. Note that when I'm on travel I just give them a "burial at sea" via the nearest toilet. - Jeff Bensen Palm Bay, FL
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. I wash the grounds down the drain (the disposal, actually), and then = rinse off the parts. They then go into the dishwasher.
I used an Aeropress:-) And also us a FP (or is that "an" FP)... Toilet is one trick..but we all know that the fairly coarse grind for FP floats...so..I do chuck them down the drain..bean (ooops..been) doing it for years..hasn't really clogged yet...(Did have to "plunge" once..but I think that was from other organic muck..not the grinds.) Myron Joshua Kibbutz Kfar Etzion 90912 Israel +972-(0)2-9935 178
I have a small handheld strainer. I fill the FP with water, dump it all into the strainer, and empty the strainer into the compost. No messing with grounds, no mess, no nothing. Quick and simple. --Derek On 6/6/06, David B. Westebbe wrote: <Snip> -- The Uglyroast 3! Coffee Roaster. ...Now 85% less ugly!http://uglyroast.atspace.com
It takes an extra step of cleaning, but I have a fine wire-mesh colander that nicely fits the drain of my sink. I add more water to the press, swirl, and pour through the colander. The colander usually holds enough grounds for 36oz coffee. I then bang the grounds into a compost pail. As for going down the sink...I've heard that coffee grounds can be a problem if you're on a septic system. Not sure if there's any truth to that. Any thoughts? Mike Vince Doss wrote: <Snip>
French Lewis wrote: <Snip> I have a friend that does environmental stuff. He says it's not real good to be throwing compostable stuff into your drains. It goes to the sewage treatment plant and ends up as food for stuff they're trying to kill in the water or something along those lines. It makes your town's plant have to work that much harder to clean the water. All the same, mine usually gets dumped into the sink and run through the disposal. I really need to start a compost. -- tom_p pfau --http://nbpfaus.net/~pfau/
<Snip> For once something I don't have to experiment with to get a reasonable output We have a compost pile we just dump them into. When the pile gets so high the lid won't close anymore, the grounds get spread around the roses. Roses love coffee grounds. Frank Parth
I add a bit of water swish it around and dump it in the trash , repeat if necessary. then I put hot water about 1/2 full and drop of dish soap, insert the plunger and up and dowd vigorsly like and old time hand washing machine then rinse and let dry. Fast, and easy. RK