French Press Method

The French press method is a classic way of making coffee that involves steeping coffee grounds in hot water and then using a plunger to separate the grounds from the liquid. This method results in a rich and full-bodied cup of coffee that is popular among coffee lovers.

To make coffee using a French press, coarsely ground coffee is added to the bottom of the press, and hot water is poured over the top. The mixture is then left to steep for several minutes, typically 3-5 minutes, to allow the coffee to fully extract its flavor and aroma. Once the steeping is complete, the plunger is slowly pressed down, separating the coffee grounds from the liquid and creating a smooth and rich coffee.

The French press method is popular among coffee enthusiasts due to its simplicity and ability to extract a full-bodied flavor profile from the coffee. It also allows for the control of the brewing time and water temperature, resulting in a more customizable cup of coffee.

French press coffee is often enjoyed for its rich flavor and texture, but it can also have a higher level of sediment or oils compared to other brewing methods. Some people prefer to use a paper filter or a finer mesh filter to remove some of the sediment and oils, while others enjoy the unique flavor profile that comes with a French press coffee.

French Press

What you will need

8 cup French Press brewer
60g fresh coffee
Hot water 720g/ml (about 205°F)
Wooden spoon or coffee paddle

1. Warm up the press vessel

Warm up your empty French Press by rinsing it with very hot water. This helps maintain the temperature while brewing for best extraction.

2. Measure and grind

Measure out 60g of coffee and grind it as coarse as breadcrumbs.

3. Add water

Now that your French Press is warmed up, discard the hot water and add coffee into the empty press. Start your 4 minute timer as soon as you add hot water. In a circular motion pour 360g/ml of water saturating all the grounds, making sure that there are no dry spots.

3. Stir

At 30 seconds, use a wooden spoon or spatula to break the top layer we call the crust. We prefer to use wood and not metal so you don’t accidentally crack the glass. Give it a good stir.

5. Add more water

Now, fill it with the rest of the water reaching 720g/ml. Put the top on and allow the coffee to brew without pressing it down.

6. Press

As your timer hits 0, you are ready to press. Firmly push the press all the way down.

7. Serve & Enjoy

Serve it up. Pour coffee into a mug immediately to avoid over extraction. If the coffee sits on the grounds too long, it continues to extract and will become bitter. To clean the French Press, we find it easiest to add a little water to the grounds, give it a good swirl, and empty into the trash or compost bin.

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