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Katie Anderson scoops coarse-ground coffee and will place the coffee directly into the French press. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Dave Wallis

French press brewing results in full-bodied, bold cups of java

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With a large glass beaker and steel screens, a French press might resemble a high school chemistry experiment at first glance.


But with the right ingredients – and a little elbow grease – this nearly century-old coffee brewing method turns out a tasty cup of coffee for customers at Nichole’s Fine Pastry in Fargo.

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Ryan Johnson
After four years of covering news for the Grand Forks Herald and The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Ryan Johnson has been a features reporter for The Forum's Variety section since 2013. His prior beats included politics, business, city government and higher education. Johnson is a 2008 alumnus of the University of North Dakota. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to
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