18 Wonderful Brew Benefits Of French Press (4 Are SUPER Healthy!)
As many of you know, I’m a huge coffee lover.
People tell me all the time, “you know, caffeine is bad for your health”
While I know that can be true, I’ve found that there are actually a lot of advantages to drinking my cappuccinos.
I’ve continuously scoured the internet and found that there are more benefits of French press coffee than it gets credit for.
So I’ve decided that I will share these facts with all of my readers so you can all get a general idea of how it can be healthy rather than not.
Common French Press Benefits
To get started, we’ll begin with the basics.
Now, while some of you may think “there’s no way this can be good for me”, maybe this guide will soon change your mind.
Here is a list of the common advantages that I have found in my research.
1. Healthy On The Wallet
Most people think that coffee can be an expensive habit, but in some cases, it really isn’t.
The average French press costs about $20 USD or less on Amazon. It also lasts for years.
It is more financially convenient than buying a $5 USD cup from a coffee shop everyday.
You can make great coffee at home for years cheaper than a week’s worth of Starbucks coffee.
2. Simple Use, Cleaning, And Storing
A French press is easier to use, clean, and store than any drip coffee maker.
It doesn’t take up too much space in your kitchen so you still have plenty of counter space.
If you choose to store it in a cabinet, no problem!
It is small and lightweight and will fit almost anywhere.
It consists of only two parts, the container and the plunger. It’s as easy as grind, pour, extract, and drink!
Plus, the fact that there’s only two components makes it super easy to clean!
If you choose to get one of the larger models, you can quickly make enough coffee for you and your friends or family.
Even with a smaller version, you can still make multiple cups at one time, much faster than making an entire pot of coffee with a drip maker.
This just makes it easier than having to impatiently watch each drip as it fills the pot.
4. Thicker Texture
When you use this type, there is a wonderful viscosity, or thickness, to the coffee.
There is greater coffee flavor and less of a watery texture, considerably different than with a drip machine.
The thick viscosity produces a heavier mouthfeel due to oils from the coffee being preserved.
So you get a better taste, and a better feeling all around.
Because of it’s small size, the French press is easy to pack away and take with you wherever you go.
If you choose to go camping with your family, you won’t need to worry about not having your morning coffee.
There are some models specifically made for traveling. Instead of glass, the cylinder or container is made of very tough plastic.
It is small, lightweight, and does not require electricity so you can have cup of joe anytime, anywhere.
You can find more details on this in Brewing Benefits so please, carry on to learn more.
6. Temperature Control
You always have better control on how hot or how cold you want your coffee to be.
This is because the water is heated separately from the grounds and is only added once the desired temperature has been reached.
Most regular machines heat the water to the same temperature, no matter what kind of beans are being used.
With a French press, you can determine how hot you want your beverage.
And be sure that the beans are brewed to their maximum potential.
7. Space Saver
As it is small and compact, this coffee maker can sit on any counter and not take up tons of space.
However, the average coffee maker takes up almost an entire square foot of counter space.
If you have other machines around the kitchen, such as a blender or an electric mixer, no worries! You can just easily squeeze it right between them with a little space left to spare.
In addition, it can be stored out of sight or in a cabinet when you are not using them.
8. Coffee Grounds Steep In Water
Your french press allows you to decide the exact time needed to extract the grounds.
Once the water has reached boiling point, the ground beans immediately come into contact with it.
The time for which the beans are in contact with water determines the type of brew you prefer.
A mild brew can be done in 90 seconds. Whereas some people have let their grounds steep for up to 4 minutes for an extra strong flavor.
You can easily do that unless you can avoid the mistakes I listed earlier
9. No Filters
A coffee filter traps the grounds residue, only allowing the liquid to flow. A French press does not require a filter.
No filter means better taste. Every bean is enriched with essential oils that enhance the taste and aroma.
Unfortunately, the taste gets altered since the oils in the grounds get caught in the filter.
These machines have no filters so you enjoy the complete flavor.
Benefits Of French Press Brewing
So now, that we’ve talked about the most common benefits to consider with a French press, we can move on to how the brewing method itself positively affects you.
Here are five advantages of brewing coffee with it, instead of relying on an automatic machine.
10. More Flavorful Coffee
Poor temperature control and unsteady grounds to water ratio can give you an uneven extraction in most traditional coffee pots.
This causes the final drink to be more bitter than you might prefer.
Brewing with a French press enables you to use just the right ratios that result in a perfectly balanced drink.
The right ratios with the best temperature gives you the most flavor without having a burnt or sour taste.
11. More Control
The French Press has the major advantage of giving you the perfect amount of the extraction of your coffee. The longer you seep, the greater your extraction.
Being able to manage the extraction has a massive effect on the flavor.
With traditional makers, the actual machine is in charge of the amount of extraction leading you to either too strong of a cup, or not strong enough.
12. Cheaper The Buying K-Cups
It’s no secret that K Cups and other single-cup methods require you to use over-priced beans.
The average pound of beans for Keurig users costs around $50, while a pound of high end, freshly roasted beans from a local grocery store costs nearly half of that, if not less.
That’s a ton of money being saved, plus a major upgrade in your coffee’s quality and taste.
13. Looks And Feels Great
Nothing says “fancy” more than a person calmly and patiently preparing a delicious cup of coffee by hand, without any expensive technology.
Although it may take a moment to prepare than you’re used to, the quality, increased patience and appreciation toward each cup are well worth adding a couple minutes to your day.
When you serve your fresh coffee to your family or coworkers, not only will they be inspired by the taste, but also amazed that you made it on your own, without the help of an automatic maker.
14. A New World Is Opened
I used to think coffee was just about waking up in the morning and needing a quick pick-me-up to get through the day.
The world of coffee is much larger than I ever imagined possible, and the journey I’ve begun into that world has opened me up to new people, new ideas, and new opportunities.
Brewing is not about caffeine, but about appreciating one of the most unique and versatile beans on the planet, while also acquiring skills that you can put to use anywhere.
Now let’s move on to the benefits that coffee can have on your health, because as much as some people hate to admit it, it can actually be very beneficial.
French press machines allow raw grounds to be in contact with the water directly, instead of flowing through a paper filter.
This allows the essential oils to diffuse, instead of being captured before you get to drink it.
As a result, antioxidants and nutrients end up in your cup, instead of only flavor.
15. Caffeine And Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder. The common features of Parkinson’s disease are the slowing down of motor functions, resting tremors, muscular rigidity, and reflex impairment.
Now you may be wondering, “what does this have to do with my espresso”?
Well, as everyone knows, it is high in caffeine (except decaf). This consumption appears to reduce or delay the development of Parkinson’s, since a cure has not been discovered yet.
Unfortunately, women don’t seem to obtain the same Parkinson’s prevention benefits, possibly due to the interference of some hormones.
16. Caffeine And Heart Disease
There may be an old belief that caffeine can raise your blood pressure, but experts are uncovering evidence that a cup of caffeinated coffee could actually be good for your heart.
Researchers discovered that people aged 65 and over with higher intake showed a lower risk of heart disease and death by coronary events, than those who drank less caffeinated drinks.
There does not seem to be a protective effect in people under age 65 or those with severe hypertension.
17. Caffeine And Alzheimer’s
Coffee may make you feel anxious and jittery in the short term, but in the long run, it could have a variety of cognitive advantages.
Researchers found that antioxidants fight off harmful free radicals associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
These same antioxidants also have a beneficial effect on heart health.
18. All Things In Moderation
While previous generations may have been led to believe that too much caffeine could stunt your growth or that it leads to bone loss today we know that’s not true.
Coffee, however, should be appreciated in moderation, especially if you take yours with a heaping of sugar and a heavy splash of cream.
Both of these can lead to weight gain by adding calories to your diet.
However, large amounts, such as more than 8 to 10 cups per day, can cause restlessness, irritability, and anxiety.
Which One Benefits You Most?
If you use a French press, which one of these advantages will benefit you the most?
I was excited to learn that I’m actually helping my body when I drink my morning java, rather than destroying it.
Did you know that any of these benefits existed? Which one would you choose to experience?
Leave a comment with any of your own personal experience.
And don’t forget to share this with your friends so they can learn about the positive sides as well!