9 Genius Hacks to Use Your French Press Beyond Coffee

9 Genius Hacks to Use Your French Press Beyond Coffee

The French press, known for brewing a rich cup of coffee, offers a low-tech, versatile solution for more than just your morning caffeine fix. This mid-1880s invention uses a plunging system and mesh filter to push water through coffee grounds, but its utility extends far beyond that. Discover nine unexpected uses for your French press, ranging from frothing milk and making cold brew, to more surprising applications like mixing cocktails and juicing fruits. These hacks not only save space and money but also enhance your kitchen efficiency.

Frothing milk in a French press is a simple and effective way to elevate your coffee experience by adding creamy, frothed milk to your beverages. Cold brew enthusiasts can use the French press to steep coarsely ground coffee beans in cold water for 12-15 hours, resulting in a smooth, refreshing coffee. Tea lovers can also steep loose leaf tea with ease, adjusting steep times for different tea types to avoid bitterness.

Beyond beverages, the French press can mix cocktails, infuse oils with herbs and spices, and even juice soft fruits like berries and watermelon. It proves handy in the kitchen for making broths, rinsing grains, and squeezing excess water from vegetables. Each method leverages the French press’s unique design to simplify otherwise cumbersome tasks. Embrace these unconventional uses to maximize the potential of this classic kitchen tool, making it a true multi-functional asset in your culinary arsenal.


Enjoying the read? Subscribe for free to one of the fastest-growing newsletters and get weekly coffee news (TL;DR updates) delivered right to your inbox.