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Meet the $150 KitchenAid Precision Press coffee maker, which is built to take much of the guesswork out of brewing French press-style java thanks to its integrated scale.
The KitchenAid Precision Press might appear to be an ordinary stainless-steel French press but its frame also houses a scale for increased accuracy.
At its heart the Precision Press' operation is all mechanical and basically functions like a traditional French press.
The stainless-steel carafe of this brewer retains heat better than glass, but not as well as a true vacuum-sealed thermal container.
Tucked away inside the handle is a digital display along with controls to command the scale and timer.
You must provide your own properly ground coffee (coarse), but the Precision Press will weigh it for you.
Since the KitchenAid Precision Press lacks a heater to bring water up to brewing temperature, you'll have to prepare its H2O supply separately.
Once hot water is added, make sure to stir the mixture up thoroughly to ensure even extraction.
Soon after hot water saturates your grounds, the released oils and coffee flavor compounds form a frothy head commonly called the "bloom."
A typical brew time for French press is 4 minutes, after which you push the plunger handle down to separate coffee grounds from coffee liquid and halt the brewing process.
After the press comes the moment you've been waiting for: pouring then sipping a cup of rich, flavorful French press coffee.
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