Well I finally got around to it. I don't have a grinder so I got some "Yukon" coffee beans from Sbux and had them grind it up for me #7, which is coarse. 8 tablespoons for 6 cups of coffee, 4 minutes to steep and WOW. It was absolutely delicious! Thanks again to the OP!Wonderful OP! Time to finally put the press to work!
Backpacking? Alaska? I would think that you would roast the raw beans over a fire of dried caribou poop, then grind them between two rocks before brewing in a bear skull and filtering through lichens and moss. See? No modern conveniences needed, other than pre-grown and already picked coffee beans.For those of you who like to camp I recommend the Jetboil stove with the french press add on. You have to bring pre-ground coffee, especially if you are back-packing, but it still makes for a great cup of coffee...Especially during the winters in Alaska.
Interesting hypothetical question as there's some downside either way. It somewhat depends on your taste preferences and you might want to experiment both ways just to see the difference for yourself. But I would stick with using fresh ground and brew a little extra amount each time to sacrifice to the bottom of the pot and bottom of your cup. To help keep a cleaner cup. You might have some extraction issues, hard for me to talk about that, but I would experiment with fresh ground beans to find something that works.Question: Which is preferable? Grinding 3 weeks worth of beans at the little kiosks in a grocery store (with their nice grinder) and storing them at my house for use every morning, or buying 3 weeks worth of whole beans from the same grocery store and grinding them fresh every morning with a really crappy blade grinder? In other words, which is more important: having a high quality grind or having extremely freshly ground beans?
Yeah, but you Texans seem to forget we don't all wear boots...I always tell people to buy whole beans, and grind just before using. No grinder? No problem. It's better to grind them in a freezer bag with the heal of your boot than to use pre-ground coffee. The difference is that significant. Good luck!
It's a figure of speech. I don't own a single pair of boots. Improvise. Play golf? baseball? hockey? Own a hammer? a wrench? A car? When you see every problem as a whole bean waiting to be brewed, every tool looks like a grinder.Yeah, but you Texans seem to forget we don't all wear boots...
My previous post will be funnier after lunch!It's a figure of speech. I don't own a single pair of boots. Improvise. Play golf? baseball? hockey? Own a hammer? a wrench? A car? When you see every problem as a whole bean waiting to be brewed, every tool looks like a grinder.