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French Press

What You Need:

  • Burr Grinder
  • Kettle
  • Scale
  • 4-cup French Press (double recipe for an 8-cup model)
  • Spoon
  • Timer
  • 40g coffee
  • 550g water (plus additional water to rinse the filter)

Basic Parameters:

  • 40 grams coffee
  • Course grind
  • 550 grams water
  • 4:00 minute 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!

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