For a big, chewy, full bodied cup.
It’s not fussy.
What You'll Need:
French Press brewer
2 Tablespoons of coarsely ground coffee for every 8 ounces of coffee you’re brewing (for instance; a 32 ounce French Press = 8T of coffee).
Enough cold, clean water to fill your brewer
A long-handled spoon to stir with.
A timer (smart phones work great!)
Pro Tip: A simple blade grinder will serve you well for brewing in a French Press once you master the proper grind size.
Give your brewer a quick rinse with hot water to warm it up.
Add grounds to brewer.
For better flavor clarity, try reducing your dose to 6T for a 32 oz batch.
Slowly pour fresh clean water, just off the boil (≈200°F) over the
grounds. Pour to just below the bottom of the spout.
Pour in two steps; about 1/3 of your water first to wet the
grounds and let them bloom, (for about 30 seconds), and then finish with the remainder.
Start timing your brew. We recommend a 4 minute brew time.
Stir the grounds briefly to make sure that they are all wet.
Set the lid lightly on top of the brewer and depress the plunger
just enough to immerse all of the grounds. (don’t plunge yet!).
After 4 minutes, press the plunger down slowly and completely.
Serve immediately. Enjoy!
To avoid over-extraction, pour any remaining coffee into a
separate thermal dispenser for serving later.