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'Clever' CEO of Starbucks says 'best cup of coffee known to mankind' is made at home with a simple French press

 
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'Clever' CEO of Starbucks says 'best cup of coffee known to mankind' is made at home with a simple French press
The chairman and CEO of Starbucks, has controversially admitted that the best way to make a cup of coffee - is not his brand's way.

Howard Schultz says he uses a Bodum French press - a coffee presser brand - which results in 'the best cup of coffee known to mankind.'

This means if Mr Schultz uses a 1lb bag of Starbucks coffee beans, it works out roughly 46 cents, compared to the $2.01 coffee drinkers in Manhattan pay for a small americano in store.

In an interview with Business Week, Mr Schultz explains that the French press brings out 'oils, flavor and essence of blends.'

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Re: 'Clever' CEO of Starbucks says 'best cup of coffee known to mankind' is made at home with a simple French press
Also French Presses are readily available guess where? STARBUCKS.

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Re: 'Clever' CEO of Starbucks says 'best cup of coffee known to mankind' is made at home with a simple French press
Starbucks use low quality coffee beans " Green Beans"


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Re: 'Clever' CEO of Starbucks says 'best cup of coffee known to mankind' is made at home with a simple French press
But what about the foam?


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Re: 'Clever' CEO of Starbucks says 'best cup of coffee known to mankind' is made at home with a simple French press
I can verify this. I had one, before my kids broke it, and it made the best coffee I ever drank. It was substantially smoother and creamier than machine brewed coffee.

it also developed a head, like beer.

the only problem was the coffee seemed to have a higher caffeine level, resulting in headaches when I missed a day of coffee.. And cleanup was a PIA.
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Re: 'Clever' CEO of Starbucks says 'best cup of coffee known to mankind' is made at home with a simple French press
We have a French Press, but find the coffee has fine coffee grind particles in it. We get a far cleaner coffee from the Kurig "K-cups" and love the flavor of the "Midnight Magic" coffee. It's not the cheapest way to drink coffee but it sure is the best coffee we have found.
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Re: 'Clever' CEO of Starbucks says 'best cup of coffee known to mankind' is made at home with a simple French press
Yes, he's right. And not only do they sell French Presses at Starbucks, they even sell coffee made in a French Press there.

Go into a Starbucks that isn't too busy and pick out one of their coffees that they sell by the bag, and say you would like to try a cup of it. They'll make it in a French Press, because that's a small batch method.

I used to live around the corner from a Starbucks and had a big French Press of coffee there a few times. Once the "brewmaster" happened to be on duty and the place was empty late at night, and we talked coffee for about 20 minutes.

By the way they don't "burn" their beans. I've roasted green coffee beans (at home in an old popcorn popper) and it's easy to cook them too hot, then they burn on the outside while still being green on the inside. That ruins them and makes a sour cup of coffee.

Starbucks does not do that, instead they choose to roast their beans skillfully to a darker roast. That's a matter of preference, and depends on the type of bean -- some beans have to be roasted dark.

My personal favorite coffee is not French Press, but Espresso. I have a cheap Krups espresso maker, and more importantly I have a very cheap Braun burr grinder that I modified to make a very fine grind. (Not sold any more, but I think the Capresso Infinity for about $100 will do the job. For espresso you need a very fine grind.) NEVER BUY PREGROUND COFFEE. It's already stale and spoiled, no matter how good the beans were. If you do, you'll wonder why your French Press or other coffee is so much worse than Starbucks, and the main difference is just that they grind their beans just before using them.
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Re: 'Clever' CEO of Starbucks says 'best cup of coffee known to mankind' is made at home with a simple French press
We have a French Press, but find the coffee has fine coffee grind particles in it. We get a far cleaner coffee from the Kurig "K-cups" and love the flavor of the "Midnight Magic" coffee. It's not the cheapest way to drink coffee but it sure is the best coffee we have found.
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I noticed that French Presses sold today often have a screen where the pour spout is, just to catch those particles. Don't know how well they work, mine doesn't have that. When you get toward the bottom of the cup / pot, just leave a little behind and clean the whole thing out.

Don't know how good the Keurig is, but since the packets are preground, I suspect you can do even better with fresh-ground. The same goes for the preground espresso thingies used in some espresso filters, but the reviews on them are not as bad as I would have expected. I don't know why. I tried making espresso from preground and I had to spit it out.

"Clean" often means "acidy" when it comes to coffee, and it's a preference. It typically comes from a light roast of many types of beans. If you like that taste, you'll probably think that Starbucks roasts too dark for your preference.
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I have lived in the US for a few years and personally believe that the US has some of the worst coffee in the world.

It is not so much the way how coffee is prepared in the US, it has to do with the roasting process if you ask me. Compared to the smell of fresh German, Swiss or French coffe, which is released when you open a vacuum bag of coffee, American coffee ealways smelled like is was "burned". The worst smell always came from the dark French roast type.
Even my American friends agreed on that! Whenever I had a chance, I would take as many pounds of European coffee along with me as possible.
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Re: 'Clever' CEO of Starbucks says 'best cup of coffee known to mankind' is made at home with a simple French press
He is right imo. No head after you press it, No grounds eiither. I got mine at Home Goods Store for 7$ pretty sure it is a bodum. Clean up is easy dump grounds in potted plant and rinse with water.

And if you have a Zojirushi water heater it's even better.
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I have lived in the US for a few years and personally believe that the US has some of the worst coffee in the world.

It is not so much the way how coffee is prepared in the US, it has to do with the roasting process if you ask me. Compared to the smell of fresh German, Swiss or French coffe, which is released when you open a vacuum bag of coffee, American coffee ealways smelled like is was "burned". The worst smell always came from the dark French roast type.
Even my American friends agreed on that! Whenever I had a chance, I would take as many pounds of European coffee along with me as possible.
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Only Hawaii makes coffee in the states and most can't afford it dumbass.
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In case you misunderstand German; almost all coffee is imported to the US from some other shitty country. So keep your euro trash snobbery among your uneducated dumbass American friends and stop spreading bullshit mistruths to create more dumbasses. M Kay.
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Re: 'Clever' CEO of Starbucks says 'best cup of coffee known to mankind' is made at home with a simple French press
My Grandmother had a French press as did her mother before her.
Mr. Schultz was introduced to French press coffee by the smart guys who created Starbucks. Howard bought in later. He was just a salesman

Alfred Peet was the the inspiration for Starbucks.
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Re: 'Clever' CEO of Starbucks says 'best cup of coffee known to mankind' is made at home with a simple French press
In case you misunderstand German; almost all coffee is imported to the US from some other shitty country. So keep your euro trash snobbery among your uneducated dumbass American friends and stop spreading bullshit mistruths to create more dumbasses. M Kay.
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Why are you so angry? Were you molested?
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Re: 'Clever' CEO of Starbucks says 'best cup of coffee known to mankind' is made at home with a simple French press
oooooh fer crrrrysaje--these fwench presses HAVE BEEN here for decades and are easily purchased basically ANYWHERE they have household items
and IF they float yer boat FINE
but to claim THIS IS THE BEST is bs
esp coming outta the mouth of someone connected to $tarbucK$
as their coffee remains overpriced crap.

how many would ALSO STATE that the old time stove top percolator brews a good cup of coffee
and you literally watch the coffee gain strength as it bubbles through-and NO YOU DON'T BOIL THAT COFFEE EITHER

or the italian coffee pot where all you have to do is connect the pieces/boil the water/and turn it over-beautiful drip style of coffee=
mygawd HOW CHEAP they used to be but NOW the SAME AS EVERYTHING ELSE--once the yupturds get their hands on it THEY INVENTED IT and make IT EXPENSIVE.

yeah $tarbucK$ DEFINITELY has a CLEVER CEO as they have success SELLING CRAP at an EXPENSIVE PRICE and MAKING THE BRAINDEAD BELIEVE
THEY
ARE
SOOOOOOOOOOO
ENLIGHTENED and ELITE
to PAY THEIR PRICES and sit there to be seen...
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Re: 'Clever' CEO of Starbucks says 'best cup of coffee known to mankind' is made at home with a simple French press
I have only used a press for years.

Great when the power is out because you just boil water like you do any day for coffee and add it to the press.

Drinking my pressed coffee right now btw...

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