The Tirra coffee maker
Let us start off by removing any suspense
about what we think of this new coffee maker -- we absolutely
love the Tirra by Trudeau. And "Yes", this review has
been up for some time (deservedly).
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We received a randomly selected unit at no cost (however we do not sell this product, and did not receive compensation of ANY kind for the review), which
was packaged very well, and comes with a measuring spoon,
directions, and even a mini-CD on its use. The satin metal
finish and stylish overall appearance should appeal to
almost anyone, and would look great with any decor at home
or in the best restaurant.
The Tirra's fit and finish are excellent. And at
first glance, the
quality of the materials appears to be very good. All components
are listed as "dishwasher safe", although we have only hand cleaned
the unit to date.
But what makes this little 32 oz. (1 L) beauty "a true
innovation"? After all isn't it just another French Press
(also called a press pot or plunger) coffee maker? No! Far
from it. OK, now just a little suspense, because before we
tell you why it is different, lets quickly review what a
French Press is.
A fairly simple device, a French Press is
usually a glass container in which you place a somewhat
coarse ground coffee into the bottom, then pour in hot
water. In four to five minutes (depending on taste), you
press down on a plunger that has a fine mesh screen. This
keeps the grounds at the bottom of the pot, and you are
ready to pour and enjoy.
Many coffee lovers prefer the French Press
method because it produces a very rich cup of coffee. This
method retains the flavorful bean's oils that are filtered
out by drip makers. In addition, it gives you the most
control in the brewing process, and allows you to brew
coffee at high enough temperatures (many drip makers fail
However, French Press coffee makers have
three major drawbacks: 1) Because grinds remain in the
bottom of the press, they continue to brew as long as coffee
remains, causing a bitterness from what is called "over
extraction"; 2) They are a mess to clean, and the process
contributes to breakage of the glass; and 3) There is a
considerable amount of coffee sediment that ends up in your
cup using this brewing process.
Tirra coffee maker is actually a French Pull,
as Ground coffee is placed on top of the
cup-shaped plunger, which you start in the bottom of the
pot. Hot water is poured over the grinds, which are
pulled out when finished. And once you get the hang of using this "pull"
style coffee maker, it addresses all three of the major
drawbacks of traditional French Presses.
grinds are pulled, and then locked in the cap, there is no
problem of over extraction, and clean up is a breeze. We
also noticed a pronounced reduction in the amount of coffee
sediment, probably because you are not pouring coffee with
all the grinds pressed in the bottom of the pot.
We did two tests. We
used hot water from the tap of a commercial brewer, which
entered the Tirra at 192???° F, and after a
brew time of just under 5 minutes, serving temperature was
an almost perfect 175???° F. After getting the grind coarseness
right on our second try, we enjoyed a truly incredible cup
of rich coffee.
The second test was conducted
water, as you would likely prepare your coffee at home. Water was poured in the Tirra at just under 212???° F, and after the same brew time,
serving temperature was 190???° F. Again, great results. After
brewing the coffee, since glass loses heat rather quickly,
we suggest pouring any extra coffee in a thermal container.
The 32 oz. (1 L) and 16 oz. (.5
L) Sadly, we believe this Tirra coffee maker is discontinued. The review remains in hopes it will return. It had
suggested retail prices of $29.99 and $24.99 respectively.
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