I have a single serving Melitta coffee maker. It isn't working right, my coffee is only warm. I'm the only one that drinks coffee and it's only one cup (12 ounces total though) a day. I'm interested in a French Press because I think they look cool and aren't too expensive, but have no idea how to use/clean.
My coffee is ground for automatic coffeemakers, so I assume that would need to change, right? I own a coffee grinder, but use it for flaxseeds mostly. Would I just pulse it a few times to make it more coarse?
Is it something that is pretty time consuming? I usually set my coffee maker up the night before and hit start in the morning while I pack my son's lunch. I need to be out the door by 6:30am and am usually rushing. Is it unrealistic to think a French Press would work for me?
Do you have any other recommendations for a coffee maker that isn't too expensive or too big? I don't need fancy features. I just need it to make good coffee. Thank you!
ETA: Also, what do you do with the grounds? Are you able to dump them easily or do they have to be scooped out?