When you have the Cauldryn Fyre at your disposal, you don’t have to settle for cut rate office coffee, sub par gas station coffee, or overpriced drive through coffee. The Cauldryn Fyre can help you make a great cup of coffee on the go. So we are going to go over what we think is the best ways to make coffee in the office, on a road trip, a job site, or almost anywhere.
If you are looking for the best way to make coffee in the office, job site or road trip, you can’t go wrong with a french press. This coffee making device goes by many different names in different countries: Stempelkanne in Germany, Cafetière à piston in French, and coffee plunger in most commonwealth countries. No matter what you call it, it’s a great way to make coffee.
A french press consists of a beaker or reservoir along, with a plunger, screen, and lid. French press coffee requires a coarser ground than some other brewing methods, as a finer grind will fill clog the screen and require too much force to push the plunger. So if you are able to control the grind of your coffee, shoot for grounds about the consistency of kosher salt. Because of the coarse grounds, you’ll also want to heat the water to the higher range of acceptable brewing temperatures. So start off by putting the appropriate amount of water in your Cauldryn, and setting the temperature to somewhere between 200 and 205℉. While the water warms up, you can measure out your coffee and put it in the french press.
French presses come in a wide range of sizes, from single serving to 12 cups or more. If you are purchasing a french press to use with your Cauldryn Frye, a 4 cup or 5 cup model is best and will match the volume of your Cauldryn. You’ll want to use 6 grams or 1 tablespoon of coffee grounds for every 4 oz of water, so that makes 4 tablespoons for a full 16oz Cauldryn. When the water in your Cauldryn reaches the appropriate temperature, simply pour the water into the french press with the grounds, stir for 2-3 seconds, and set your timer. Most people agree that the ideal steeping time for french press coffee is 3 to 4 minutes. So start off by splitting the difference at 3:30. When yout timer goes off, you’ll want to gently push the plunger down to the bottom of the beaker. If you feel almost no resistance, your coffee grounds were too coarse. If you have to push hard or use both hands, your grounds were likely too fine. So remember that for next time. Immediately after the plunger reaches the bottom, you’ll want to pour your fresh coffee back into your Cauldryn, leaving the last 10% or so in the french press. You don’t want to leave the coffee in the press for too long, or it will ruin the taste of the coffee. You leave that small amount in the press because there will probably be a few grounds in the bottom. Now you just set your Cauldryn Fyre to your preferred drinking temperature, usually 120-140℉, and enjoy!