French Press Coffee

A simple brewing method for a rich, full, consistent cup of coffee.

Stuff you need

  • French Press
  • Water (500g boiling)
  • Coffee (30g medium grind)
  • Scale (here is a scale we like to use)
  • Spoon
  • Timer (your phone works great)

How to do it

Pre-brew

  • Boil water 500g+
  • Rinse French Press w/hot water
  • Measure 30g coffee (16:1 ratio water to coffee)
  • Grind coffee (medium)
  • Discard hot water before adding coffee
  • Add coffee to French press & tare scale

Brewing

  • 4:00 – Start timer, pour 500g water evenly over grounds, place plunger inside French Press (do not push plunger down yet)
  • 0:00 – Stir coffee 4x’s
  • 1:00 – Restart timer for one minute & reset plunger on top of carafe (do not push down yet)
  • 0:00 – Slowly push down plunger & serve

Tips

  • Brew ratio is 16:1 (water to coffee)
  • 1 coffee scoop = 10g coffee
  • 1 tbsp = 5g coffee
  • 1 fluid oz = 30g
  • If brew time takes too long & coffee is bitter, try a coarser grind
  • Use as hot of water as possible, especially for lighter roasts
  • If coffee is too intense, use a coarser grind &/or less coffee
  • If your coffee is too light, use a finer grind &/or more coffee
  • Buying freshly roasted coffee makes a difference, & whole bean is always a better choice than pre-ground coffee

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