French Press

What You Need

  • Burr Grinder
  • Timer
  • Scale
  • 4-Cup French Press (Double Recipe for an 8-Cup Model)
  • Spoon
  • Timer
  • 40g Coffee
  • 550g Water (Plus additional water to wash the filter)

Basic Parameters

  • 40g Coffee
  • Course Grind
  • 550g Water
  • 4:00 Minutes total brew time

Method Highlights

The French press is extremely easy to use and produces coffee with a heavier body and mouth feel than most pour over methods.

How to Brew

Step 1
Heat water to a boil (or about 205 degrees if using a digital thermometer).

Step 2
Grind coffee to a course particle size.

Step 3
Preheat the French press by rinsing it with water.

Step 4
Put the ground coffee into the press and fill one-third with water.

Step 5
Stir the grounds with the spoon to promote degassing and an even saturation. Let the coffee bloom for about 45 seconds.

Step 6
Fill the press with water and cover it with the plunger.

Step 7
After 4 minutes, slowly push the plunger down to filter the coffee.

Step 8
Pour into a mug and enjoy!