If you are just getting started with coffee presses, it is best to start out with a classic design. Classic coffee presses will be able to withstand the stresses of a smaller scale press, and can be used in small amounts.
It is important to avoid using plastic or wood when working with wood pressed coffee, as this can cause the cup to rot. Plastic should not be used as well. Wood and plastic can be found at your local hardware store.
Start by picking a wood that you like the look of. A lot of people like to start with reclaimed or antique wood because these types of woods often do not warp, or dent easily. When working with smaller amounts of coffee, you may want to get a natural wood. Smaller wood will not be very strong, but will be easy to maintain.
After choosing the wood, make sure to choose the right size for your first press. One cup at a time, measure your cup, then measure the diameter of the cup. You will need to cut your wood to the proper size. This means measuring your cup again.
If you are going to be making a small batch of coffee, then you can probably cut your wood yourself. It is also easier to do this on a smaller press, which is also called a drip press.
Once you have measured your piece, it's time to cut the wood. The traditional way to cut wood for a press is to use a saw. However, when using a saw, it is important to keep some distance between you and the wood.
There are several tips for avoiding damage to the cup when using a saw. First, hold the piece while the saw is running, so that the wood does not run into the coffee press. Second, watch the saw as it is cutting.
Do not be tempted to stop cutting when the blade is dull. Keep doing the job, and finish it up by letting the blade cool. Finally, you should always use a rubber mallet for the pressing work.
To make your press more stable, you can use 2 pieces of plywood to make a support. Simply get one piece, about five inches by seven, and put it against the front of the press. Place the other piece, about three inches by four, against the back of the press.
When you are done, simply stick these pieces into the coffee press. These will help keep the press from moving around. When the coffee press is solid, you can replace the two pieces of plywood with another two.
Lastly, the most important part of the coffee press is the filter holder. Your coffeepress will need a filter holder, and if you have one already, it will save you time and money.
You may find that your coffee press has some problems that need to be fixed before you can use it. You should ask questions to make sure that you are happy with the product you are purchasing. No one likes to spend too much time looking for the answers to questions.