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.
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.
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.