Grower’s Cup: A French Press in a Bag
There’s nothing like waking up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee. As the aroma floats through the air, you instantly feel a little more awake. With the first sip of the delightfully bitter beverage, you’re instantly immersed in a caffeine buzz. In our busy world, though, sitting down and enjoying our cup of Joe is a rarity. Getting some coffee in America means going to Starbucks or The Coffee Bean, shouting out some drink order, and running off with it in your hand. Only on weekends, if we’re lucky, do we get to truly enjoy the smells and tastes a good cup of coffee produces.
One of the best ways to make coffee is through a French press. The device allows for the coffee’s flavors to be more pronounced. But using the French press takes time. It’s not the wisest decision for mornings where you’re running late or need a cup right away.
The makers of Grower’s Cup have come up with a solution with their invention of a French press/filter drip-maker hybrid. The design isn’t what you’d expect. Grower’s Cup features a brown bag housing a compartment full of ground specialty coffee. To make the coffee, you simply pour boiling water into the Grower’s Cup bag, and let it brew for five minutes. The water goes through the compartment of coffee grounds, gathering its delightful flavors along the way, and settles at the bottom of the bag.
After the five minutes have passed, you pull a string at the top of the Grower’s Cup bag to reveal a spout, then pour the coffee into a cup. It’s sure to be a strong cup of coffee, too. The company stated “the unique brewing system is designed to preserve the coffee’s natural oils” and enable “perfect extraction.” All of the subtle aromas and tastes of the grounds turn up in the coffee, much like they would in a French press.
Each bag yields about three cups of coffee, ensuring your caffeine buzz will last all day.