Being a french-presser myself (yes, I’ve just invented this term), I know that the best pre ground coffee for French press is what makes all the difference in a world (or should I say in a cup?)
But how to choose the one?
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|Illy Caffe Coffee Drip Dark Roast|
|Koffee Kult Dark Roast Ground Coffee|
|Dallmayr French Press|
|Lavazza Crema e Gusto|
The fact that there are so many coarse ground coffee types to choose from does not make the decision process any easier: dark roast, medium, or light?
Arabica or Robusta? Mixed origin or single? Yes, the process of choosing can be a daunting process.
Well, we did some digging to help you make your mind up. Keep reading to learn what is the best pre ground coffee for French press you can get.
Illy Caffe Coffee Drip Dark Roast
Illy Caffe Coffee Drip Dark Roast. If you are a part of coffee drinking community, or if you drink coffee at all, I bet you’ve heard this name before.
Illy is a family-owned coffee company, known worldwide for its almost artful approach to making coffee. And here is why.
Being made of 100% Arabica beans, Illy Caffe Coffee Drip Dark Roast will blow your mind with a creamy, smooth and balanced taste.
Some of Illy’s fans even claim that this blend has a note of caramel and a finish of dark chocolate in it, yum!
Illy Coffee comes in a perfectly consistent and coarse ground, which makes it a perfect match for your favourite French press.
Illy Caffe Coffee Drip Dark Roast will also pair perfectly with a drip coffee maker. So whether you like steeping the beans in cold water for hours, or using a drip coffee method, you will end up with a smooth, biterless and low acid coffee. What an amazing way to frame your day!
Because of a creamy texture, Illy blends well with sweeteners, flavoured syrups and creamers. it means that you can now make your beloved almond milk vanilla cold brew at home!
To ensure the freshness of the ground, Illy packs its coffee into stylish air-free, pressurized 250-gram cans. These elegant tins not only enhance aromas and oils, but also keep your favourite drink from becoming overly bitter.
The tin is pressurized, and it comes with a key on the lid. If you don’t want to lose this coffee battle, make sure to pull the key slowly when opening the tin. Otherwise, you may end up with top Italian coffee all over your kitchen countertop.
What stands out about Illy Caffe Coffee Drip Dark Roast is the 114 steps of quality control before Illy reaches your cup. Well, It speaks a lot about how much coffee means to them, doesn’t it?
Being coffee snobs that we are, there is one thing that we are not particularly happy with. Illy does not list where their coffee beans are coming from – there is no location or origin of the beans.
All it says is that the beans were selected from different growing regions all around the world.
Price-wise this brand is definitely more on a high end side. But if you appreciate a good quality ground as much as we do, this is the brand to consider.
Here is what we think about Illy Caffe Coffee Drip Dark Roast. If you want to get a rich and mellow coffee ground without grinding it yourself, Illy Caffe Coffee Drip Dark Roast is a seriously good candidate for that.
Try this coffee, and you will have a hard time restraining yourself from drinking it all at once. Yes, it is that good.
Koffee Kult Dark Roast Ground Coffee
Not the least expensive coffee out there but one with the most fabulous aroma. This is how coffee lovers describe Koffee Kult blend.
We went on a mission to find out whether or not this blend lives up to its name. Here’s what we learned.
Price-wise, you get what you pay for. If you are frugal enough that you don’t like spending a fortune on coffee, but you are willing to pay a bit more for a better product, definitely consider Koffee Kult.
This is the exact same blend that Koffee Kult sells in their retail locations, so you can enjoy the barista quality coffee from the comfort of your home.
It is made of 100% organic Arabica coffee beans without any filler robusta coffee added.
The motherland of Koffee Kult (or should we say the motherlands) is Colombia, Sumatra and Guatemala, which is considered to be the premier coffee growing regions in the world.
The beans are being roasted in a family owned coffee roaster located in Florida.
Speaking of the coffee roaster, if you want to see where the magic is happening, make sure to visit Koffee Kult roaster next time you are in Florida.
Koffee Kult takes pride in their environmental friendly facility, and they will gladly give you a tour around it.
What this blend is famous is its aroma. It is one of those smells that will easily drag you out of bed in the morning.
Because Koffee Kult beans are roasted immediately before packaging, the aroma is very rich. Koffee Kult takes the freshness of your coffee very seriously; therefore every package includes a roast date on a bag.
Koffee Kult Ground Coffee has a very smooth, low acidity flavour with light after notes of cinnamon. We love the flavour… Just as much as we love a slightly crispy earthy aftertaste.
The ideal ratio that they recommend to follow is two tablespoons of grounds for every nine ounces of water. Also, they suggest using filtered water, to ensure the pureness of the taste.
Follow the detailed package instructions precisely, and you will inevitably end up with a cup of barista quality cup of coffee.
Although, if you like a dark roast coffee, you might be a bit disappointed as Koffee Kult’s roast tastes exceptionally light. So if you like the deepness and the complexity of a dark roast, this brand might not be the most cost savvy option for you.
On a bright side, Koffee Kulters claim that this is a perfect blend for a French press, drip coffee maker and pretty much everything in between.
They say love comes in all sizes. With Koffee Kult it sure does. This blend comes in 32 oz package, 1 pound and 5 pounds packages.
The larger the package size, the lower the price per ounce. Consider this, especially if you are as addicted to caffeine as we are.
And if for some reasons you are afraid that the coffee will lose its aroma over time, don’t be. Koffee Kult comes in a tight resealable ziplock kind of bag that allows keeping the aroma in.
Besides, how stylish and classy does it look! It will sure make a perfect gift for some lucky coffee fan.
They say money can’t buy you a class, but they sure can buy you a classy coffee. Here is our final thought on this coffee.
It is one of Amazon’s best sellers for a good reason. It will sure fill your mornings with a rich, flavorful aromas. Give it a try.
Dallmayr French Press Ground Coffee
As it turned out, German coffee can be just as good as German beer! This gourmet coffee by Dallmayr is living proof of that statement.
As you have probably figured out from the name, Dallmayr French Press Ground Coffee was designed to work with a French press specifically.
It has a medium coarse texture, which makes it perfect for cold brewing. However, if you are in a mood for a good old drip coffee maker, be sure that this blend will do the job just fine too.
It is made up of carefully selected 100% Arabica beans from Eastern Africa, and it has a delicate citrus note.
What makes this coffee truly special is the taste.
As a result of a micro air roasting (yes, turned-out that’s the thing) bitterness and irritants are removed completely from the blend. Don’t worry though, your precious caffeine content remains untouched.
Dallmayr has a very smooth flavour – from the body to the finish. And the best part is, it has no bitter aftertaste. It is also non-acidic, so it will not give you burns in your tummy afterwards.
If prepared as instructions suggest, you will end up with a perfectly balanced cup of coffee.
Speaking of instructions, Germans are known for their love of rules and structure. No wonder, that Dallmayr coffee comes with such detailed instructions.
They recommend using six to eight grams of coffee per cup. Also, if you like your coffee hot, the water for brewing should be anywhere between 92ÂºC and 95Â°. Going over 95Â° can cause a loss of quality in the taste. Consider yourself warned.
Yes, when it comes to German coffee, preciseness is the key!
Some Dallmayr drinkers say, that if you put too much ground, you might end up with the coffee that tastes like aluminum. However, if you put too little, your morning elixir might taste a bit bland.
By the way, you will have to either learn German or memorize this information, because there are no English instructions on the package.
And since we have started talking about the package, here is what you should know. Dallmayr French Press Ground Coffee comes in 17.6-ounce vacuum packs. The bag is sealed tight to keep all that aroma goodness in for you. This way the blend will taste fresh and flavorful even after the package has been opened.
The price of Dallmayr French Press Ground Coffee in the States and Canada is less attractive than in Europe. Being shipped from Europe, it’s a bit more on a high-end side.
However, if you can’t justify spending fortune daily on s good quality coffee at your local coffee shop, this might be a great alternative.
We have included Dallmayr French Press Ground Coffee into our list of best coffee for French press for a good reason.
This fantastic full-bodied coffee was specially made for a French press. It is coarse enough to be easily filtered, and at the same time, it is fine enough to be used in a drip coffee maker. Hands down, this is a seriously good coffee to start your day with.
Lavazza Crema e Gusto Ground Coffee Blend
A wonderful coffee at a great price. This is how Lavazza fans describe Lavazza Crema e Gusto Ground Coffee Blend.
Being one of the most affordable European Coffee brands, Lavazza Crema e Gusto takes you to Italy every time you brew it. Che’ Buono!
The blend is 30% Arabica and 70% Robusta, which gives it a really strong taste with tender accents of vanilla and chocolate.
The reason for Lavazza’s strength is in the fact that it has robusta beans in the blend, which are known to be more bitter than Arabica beans. Consider this if you don’t like strong coffee the European way.
Additionally, Robusta beans can contain twice as much caffeine as Arabica, which leads to the enhanced stimulant properties of Lavazza Crema e Gusto. You can heavily rely on this coffee to wake you up in the morning or to get you through the busy day at work.
It seems like Lavazza is the best of both worlds. It combines the caffeinated power of Robusta beans and a velvety flavour of Arabica coffee.
Speaking of flavour. Lavazza Crema e Gusto Ground Coffee Blend has a pretty deep smooth taste as for Robusta coffee. Experienced coffeeholics will also notice very pronounced vanilla and chocolate undertones. Yummy!
Lavazza Crema e Gusto Ground Coffee Blend comes in 8.8 ounces (250 grams) bricks. With a proper portioning a single Lavazza brick will serve ten 6-cup pours. Not bad as for such a little guy, right?
If you want to save on this already inexpensive coffee, you can order it in a pack of four. Buying in bulk makes financial sense, mainly if you drink so much coffee that you have it running through your veins.
If for some reasons you are afraid of buying in bulk because coffee’s natural flavours and aromas will diminish over the time, don’t be. Lavazza Crema e Gusto Ground Coffee Blend comes in a tightly sealed vacuum package, which ensures the freshness of the coffee.
Once the package is opened though, it is best to keep it in a vacuumed container or a tin.
Professional French Pressers might find a grind a bit too fine. Although, Lavazza raving fans claim that this coffee works equally good with French presses, drip coffee machines and stove-tops.
Here is our final verdict on Lavazza Crema e Gusto Ground Coffee Blend.
If you’re a coffee snob who only drinks the finest expensive Arabica coffee, go for something else. However, if you are on a budget and looking for a delicious energy booster to keep you going all day, Crema e Gusto is the perfect choice.
Just like in old romantic legend that says every person has another half, we believe the same about coffee. We hope that we helped you to find your ONE, your best pre-ground coffee for french press. Happy Coffeeing!