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Topic: Fines in French Press coffee (5 msgs / 152 lines)
1) From: Jim Farris
    Many thanks to whomever originally made the post on this thread.  Ivan?
    Being an old retired bachelor, it took me a while to root through my kitchen pantry items to find my old $2.50 fine sifting screen.  So it wasn't until this morning I was able to try the sifting process on some great City+ Kona.
    Without a doubt this sifting of the fine powder removes a lot of the bitterness.
    As a complete French Press addict who rarely brews any other way, I can heartily endorse this technique as improving the quality of the cup.
    Jim
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2) From: Brett Mason
Terrific to remove the bitters, eh?
Eventually some may choose to improve the grinder to achieve the same
result, without discarding coffee.  It's just too precious!
Brett
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3) From: Paul Helbert
Whoa, who's throwing it away? Use those uniform fines to brew paper filtered
drip, moka pot, make up your own espresso pods or as flavoring in brownies.
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4) From: Robert Yoder
Now you're talking!  Excellent ideas!
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5) From: sci
You're most welcome Jim. French press is my favorite method too. I use it
about 90% of the time. I do save those fines and powders in a tiny sealed
container. I get about 1/2 tsp each time. When it gets full, I grab my mini
Moka Pot and brew up a pot with it and get pretty nice results. I always
drink mine Puerto Rican style . When I lived there I drank their coffee
(Yauco :-) )  with 3/4 steamed milk and a dash of sugar. Nice kick.
But back to the FP. Try this easy insulation trick too. Get a beer can foam
"huggie" insulator and insert a small FP glass in it. It fits perfectly. The
insulation will keep water temp at 205 to 203 for three minutes. The coffee
is to die for. If you don't have a small press, just insulate your current
FP with something. For a while, I used a clean fluffy towel. I've even used
bubble wrap. I find the extraction a bit more snappy when doing this.
As for better grinder to minimalize fines, I'm getting one shipped now
(Zass--per this list's hearty recommendations), but I'll STILL do the sifter
step.
Ivan
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Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2008 13:28:28 -0500
From: "Jim Farris" 
Subject: [Homeroast] Fines in French Press coffee
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   Many thanks to whomever originally made the post on this thread.  Ivan?
   Being an old retired bachelor, it took me a while to root through my
kitchen pantry items to find my old $2.50 fine sifting screen.  So it wasn't
until this morning I was able to try the sifting process on some great City+
Kona.
   Without a doubt this sifting of the fine powder removes a lot of the
bitterness.
   As a complete French Press addict who rarely brews any other way, I can
heartily endorse this technique as improving the quality of the cup.
   Jim
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