I am interested in getting a french press for the office, but I don't really want to have a kettle at my desk. My question to everyone is do you see an inherent problem with heating the water in the microwave and using the french press? Here are the steps that I am thinking:
Fill cup with filtered water
microwave water for about 2-2.5 min
add water to french press with coffee and let steep.
Please let me know if there is anything that I am missing. Thank you.
@Guibone: Woah, I think you meant to say "as long as it's not distilled water". Although if you were saying there would be a problem only if distilled water was used, that would be correct, but what you said could also be interpreted as being "it's okay as long you as you use distilled water". It's better just to say: never boil distilled water. Just trying to prevent a dangerous mishap.
You'll be fine with this method. I used to do it all the time. My only problem was that it was sometimes difficult to pour from the cup without spilling. Just make it a quick process and it's all good.
Raised by hippy's I've always been afraid of microwaves because I was told that the microwave process alters the chemical structure of molecules which your body can't recognize and stores as fat. I then took a physics class and was told something similar, so I don't know how much is science and how much is paranoia, but either way, I try to stay away from heating anything with the microwave. I use an electric kettle which I absolutely LOVE and then use a french press.