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Would You Bring a French Press to Your Office?

Recently, we've been assaulted by the aroma of tasty coffee brewing in the Sugar HQ kitchen. Seems that some one has gotten sick of the day-to-day, and has brought in their own delicious beans and a French press. The whole thing got me wondering about the extremes we go to in order to get a good cup of joe. So tell me, would you bring a French press to your workplace?


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elisej elisej 9 years
My simple and not-breakable-glass solution is a 20 oz. french press from Liquid Planet that is also a thermal mug. ( I used to use a french press and a separate mug, but this is only one thing to clean! I grind my beans at home and bring them in for the week.
jessy777 jessy777 9 years
I love mine. The coffee in my office coffee bar is pretty good but sometimes I am too lazy or busy to walk to the front and retrieve some. Therefore, I use my french press with the hot (practically scalding) water that comes out of our water machine that is 3 feet from my desk in my office. It tastes great and keeps me productive.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i used to sometimes when i worked. everyone always wanted to use it. :)
kia kia 9 years
My hubby has a nice french press at his office that he brought from home.
sophia_HL sophia_HL 9 years
this is brilliant! I should get one and then I can bring Parmelate for milk ... then I won't have to use nasty creamer and the gross office coffee.
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
i hate coffee!
cottonpoots cottonpoots 9 years
Coffee gives me an awful headache for some odd reason.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
nah - there's no need for one in my office. we have a starbucks in the building and our coffee machine in the kitchen is one of those POD thingies that has pretty decent coffee.
philipn philipn 9 years
Down with the tyranny of Starbucks!
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
A guy at my old job had one in his cube... I remember thinking what a great idea since the coffee there was sh!t. But the clean-up of those is such a hassle and I don't really have time to clean that up at work! I usually just make some at home and bring that with me in a traveler.
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
beram, you want to grind them, but have much bigger, coarser grounds than you would use in a pot with a filter. It's best to use a conical burr grinder instead of one with blades, but I've seen people use a blade grinder and still make a decent cup.
gooniette gooniette 9 years
i never knew a press made such a difference. i'll have to try it.
beram1220 beram1220 9 years
I have a question - Do you have to grind the beans before you press them? I always thought you did but I am hearing otherwise in the comments... Thanks!
refined101 refined101 9 years
I'm coffee-obsessed enough to have my own espresso machine at home and french press. So depending on my coffee mood, I'll either make an Americano/macchiato/mocha/etc to-go or take a baggie of grounds with me to make at my desk. I can't stand drip coffee! The filter takes away all the goodness that coffee is.
KWM KWM 9 years
I don't do this, but my husband does. I thought it was so funny at first, but I guess it kinda makes sense :)
aanyanka aanyanka 9 years
I would absolutely bring in my own french press. My office mates and I actually got together and brought in a moka pot, purchased some great micro roasted coffee and organic milk so we could make lattes at work.
lizzylu49 lizzylu49 9 years
We have fabulous espresso machines on every floor, so the coffee is already great. I fix myself a 4-shot latte every morning, unless I feel like stopping on the way in.
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
Here is a nerdy article on the joys of pressed coffee, with pictures and step-by-step instructions.
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
pixigirl, a French press is basically a glass pitcher with a metal strainer in it. You put boiling hot water into the pitcher, add your beans, let them sit, then press down on the strainer so the beans are at the bottom. The reason pressed coffee is so good is that using coffee filters in a machine sucks all the oil out of the beans. With pressed coffee, those oils are still there. :drool: Yum, I can't believe this never occurred to me. You know I'm buying myself a press now that they took out our regular coffee machines and replaced them with Aramark/Flavia single-cup packets. Blech!
CoconutPie CoconutPie 9 years
The coffee where I work isn't bad at all. My father is the owner of the hotel and we both love coffee. So when the time to choose what we'd serve our clients came up, we went coffee tasting and both agreed on the one we now serve.
pixigirl31 pixigirl31 9 years
can someone please tell me what a french press is? i feel like a royal idiot!
tshellyedwards tshellyedwards 9 years
Wow, what a great idea! I love coffee (have to have a cup each morning ;)) but I also love my fair share of espresso. I own a French press and love it - the only thing is that it could be more of a hassle to clean-up each time I use it. The coffee here at my office isn't TOO bad. Not the most amazing thing in the world, but it does the job.
angelina8023 angelina8023 9 years
I hate coffee but if I did drink it I would take my own work.
juliegal juliegal 9 years
i never would...too much work for me but a co worker of mine used to ....i don't work w/ her anymore...but i bet she still has her french press w/ her!
javsmav javsmav 9 years
Brilliant. The coffee at my office sucks. I make my morning coffee at home, but sometimes I need an extra kick in the afternoon. I usually go to Starbucks on those days, but this sounds much better.
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