Discover the French Press
For coffee lovers everywhere, the French press has combined simplicity with great tasting coffee. It’s easy to use, durable and only takes about 4 minutes to brew.
This inexpensive brewer takes home-crafted coffee to the next level to produce a fuller body and increased texture. You can often relate a French press brewed coffee to tannins in fine red wine. Resulting in a robust cup of coffee, displaying rich and elegant notes as it opens up. All of which are often trapped in paper filters or superheated water. Follow below for a step by step guide to find out how you can make this popular brew at home.
-Ground Coffee, 4 Tablespoons
-Water, 4 Cups
-Small Wooden Spoon/Stirring Utensil
- Heat water until boiling and then allow to cool to ~205 degrees F.
- Grind coffee just before brewing. Grind should be medium-coarse roughly the size of coarsely cracked pepper.
- Add ground coffee to French press carafe making sure that it is level.
- Wet all grounds and fill the carafe halfway with hot water. Stir the grounds a few times to encourage even brewing-this helps the coffee release C02 and degas.
- Add the remaining water.
- Replace plunger. Press down just enough to create a seal against the bed of coffee grounds.
- Allow the coffee to brew for 4 minutes.
- Press down slowly to avoid overly-agitating the coffee. Align the spout so that it’s ready to pour.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Decant any remaining coffee to fully stop brewing in the press.
This step-by-step guide should provide you with the necessary instructions to have you making delicious French press coffee in no time. If you find this blog helpful or it has sparked an interest in coffee consider joining our Coffee 101- From Bean to Cup class. This $40 class allows members to sample different brews and learn about the intricate way coffee goes from farms to the cup in your hand.