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Date: 14 Sep 2006 14:02:16
From: TRTRTR
Subject: French Press question - Caffeine

...okay, No laughing, no jokes, okay,
dummy question, okay,

After years of the "usual" coffee- maker method,
yesterday, bought a nice little French Press.

Okay, so the question is..

I seemed to get a better caffeine kick with the French Press versus
the coffee maker... Is this possible, Comments, Thoughts ??

THANKyou in advance..

(and by the way, I totally enjoyed the brew)




 
Date: 15 Sep 2006 17:28:54
From: gabriel
Subject: Re: French Press question - Caffeine
also with the FP you get a more even extraction of coffee as opposed to
the the drip. The water is in direct contact with the coffee (hopefully
you are stirring it 3 minutes prior to plunging the press) so you are
bonding both parts evenly. The sediment remaining, which makes FP
coffee so freakin good also probably has something to do with the high
caffeine jolt!

keep pressin'

Stumptown Coffee Roasters does.

best regards,
Gabriel Boscana
Stumptown Barista
TRTRTR wrote:
> thanks
> ...thats was I was kinda thinking,
> just sitting in nicely boiled water for 5 minutes & stir.
> Gives the coffee and caffeine some time to come out and
> Do Its Thing :O)



  
Date: 16 Sep 2006 01:16:09
From: TRTRTR
Subject: Re: French Press question - Caffeine


...hi there..... yes THANK you.... that sounds about right.


On 15 Sep 2006 17:28:54 -0700, "gabriel" <gabelucas@gmail.com > wrote:

>also with the FP you get a more even extraction of coffee as opposed to
>the the drip. The water is in direct contact with the coffee (hopefully
>you are stirring it 3 minutes prior to plunging the press) so you are
>bonding both parts evenly. The sediment remaining, which makes FP
>coffee so freakin good also probably has something to do with the high
>caffeine jolt!
>
>keep pressin'
>
>Stumptown Coffee Roasters does.
>
>best regards,
>Gabriel Boscana
>Stumptown Barista
>TRTRTR wrote:
>> thanks
>> ...thats was I was kinda thinking,
>> just sitting in nicely boiled water for 5 minutes & stir.
>> Gives the coffee and caffeine some time to come out and
>> Do Its Thing :O)


 
Date: 14 Sep 2006 13:17:07
From: shane
Subject: Re: French Press question - Caffeine
I have noticed the same thing, more caffiene jolt with Press coffee.
The explaination that I have heard is that this is due to the longer
time the grounds are in actual contact with the brewing water. 4-5
minutes. This lengthened contact leads to the different flavor quality
of press coffee and gives more time for the caffiene to leach out.

I often run my brewed press coffee through a paper filter to get rid of
the 'sludge', it still has a greater kick.

I am not sure about the gold filter thing.

Shane

TRTRTR wrote:
> >
> >There is more "coffee" in press than in paper filter drip, that is to
> >say more solids. Since there is caffeine in the solids, it stands to
> >reason there is more jolt in press.
> >
> >Paper drip filter remove most of the oils. Don't know if these
> >contribute to the jolt, but they certainly contain much of the flavor.
>
> ...yep, okay.
>
> >Use a gold filter in your drip machine, assuming it is capable of
> >brewing at the proper temperature, and the results should be very
> >close.
>
> ...formerly Tech., now using that imfamous $20 discontinued Clarity
> :O)



  
Date: 15 Sep 2006 00:27:38
From: TRTRTR
Subject: Re: French Press question - Caffeine

thanks
...thats was I was kinda thinking,
just sitting in nicely boiled water for 5 minutes & stir.
Gives the coffee and caffeine some time to come out and
Do Its Thing :O)


 
Date: 14 Sep 2006 17:29:40
From: I->Ian
Subject: Re: French Press question - Caffeine
On Thu, 14 Sep 2006 14:02:16 GMT, TRTRTR <TRTRTR@yehaa.com > wrote:

>
>...okay, No laughing, no jokes, okay,
>dummy question, okay,
>
>After years of the "usual" coffee- maker method,
> yesterday, bought a nice little French Press.
>
>Okay, so the question is..
>
>I seemed to get a better caffeine kick with the French Press versus
>the coffee maker... Is this possible, Comments, Thoughts ??
>
>THANKyou in advance..
>
>(and by the way, I totally enjoyed the brew)

There is more "coffee" in press than in paper filter drip, that is to
say more solids. Since there is caffeine in the solids, it stands to
reason there is more jolt in press.

Paper drip filter remove most of the oils. Don't know if these
contribute to the jolt, but they certainly contain much of the flavor.

Use a gold filter in your drip machine, assuming it is capable of
brewing at the proper temperature, and the results should be very
close.


  
Date: 14 Sep 2006 18:19:05
From: TRTRTR
Subject: Re: French Press question - Caffeine
>
>There is more "coffee" in press than in paper filter drip, that is to
>say more solids. Since there is caffeine in the solids, it stands to
>reason there is more jolt in press.
>
>Paper drip filter remove most of the oils. Don't know if these
>contribute to the jolt, but they certainly contain much of the flavor.

...yep, okay.

>Use a gold filter in your drip machine, assuming it is capable of
>brewing at the proper temperature, and the results should be very
>close.

...formerly Tech., now using that imfamous $20 discontinued Clarity
:O)


 
Date: 14 Sep 2006 09:40:01
From: Tim Blue
Subject: Re: French Press question - Caffeine
The coffee I make in my press is definitely stronger than my drip
maker, so I suppose it would follow that there would also be more
caffeine in it?

~Tim

TRTRTR wrote:
> ...okay, No laughing, no jokes, okay,
> dummy question, okay,
>
> After years of the "usual" coffee- maker method,
> yesterday, bought a nice little French Press.
>
> Okay, so the question is..
>
> I seemed to get a better caffeine kick with the French Press versus
> the coffee maker... Is this possible, Comments, Thoughts ??
>
> THANKyou in advance..
>
> (and by the way, I totally enjoyed the brew)