Brewing Basics: How to Brew French Press Coffee
French kisses… French toast… French fries!
It seems like any time you add French to something, you’re automatically saying it’s awesome.
Well, French Press coffee is no exception to this rule.
In fact, you’d be hard pressed (pun intended) to find a more simple coffee brewing technique that delivers as consistent and sophisticated of a cup.
I know you’re ready, let’s press…
• French Press (this one is a favorite)
• Kettle (or way of pouring hot water)
• 8 Tbsps (56g) of coarse ground coffee beans
• 32 oz (950g) of hot water (30 seconds off the boil is perfect)
1. Add your ground coffee – then in a slow, circular motion pour enough hot water to just cover the grounds. Wait 1 minute.
2. Add hot water until the mixture reaches a finger’s width from the top. Secure the lid with the filter resting lightly on top of the mixture. Wait 3 minutes.
3. Press down slowly until you just lightly touch the bottom and immediately pour into your favorite mug or serving vessel.
That’s it! 4 minutes to a bold, rich cup of coffee.
It’s true when people say that it doesn’t count unless it’s French.
That’s usually said with kisses, but French Press coffee is basically the same thing.
(NOTE: For best results, make sure to avoid common brewing mistakes with our 5 fast fixes for tastier coffee at home.)