The French Press is a timeless and low-tech method for brewing coffee. Its simple pressing mechanism ensures that you extract full flavor from your coffee grounds, offering a rich and robust cup.

Equipment You'll Need

  • Kettle
  • French Press
  • Grinder
  • Scale
  • Timer
  • Wooden Spoon

Coffee Amount and Grind Size

  • 30 grams of coffee ground to a coarse texture

Water Amount and Temperature

  • For a 17-oz press, you'll need about 350 grams (12 ounces) of water.
  • Heat your water to 205°F.

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Boil Water: Bring enough water to fill the French Press to a boil.
  2. Grind and Weigh Coffee: While the water is heating, grind your coffee to a coarse texture and weigh out 30 grams.
  3. Bloom the Coffee: Pour twice the amount of water than you have coffee onto your grounds (e.g., 60 grams of water for 30 grams of coffee). Stir gently with a wooden spoon and allow the coffee to bloom for 30 seconds.
  4. Pour Remaining Water: Fill the French Press with the remaining water and place the lid on top.
  5. Steep: Allow the coffee to steep for exactly 4 minutes.
  6. Press: Gently press the filter down. The ideal pressure is 15-20 lbs. If it's too hard to press, your grind is too fine; if it's too easy, your grind is too coarse.
  7. Serve Immediately: Decant the coffee right away to prevent over-extraction.