The French Press

Posted by Cristina Dias on

The French press is a classic brew method, removing many of the variables that can result in poor extraction. Because it is an immersion brew method, the amount of coffee and water can be easily increased or decreased--just ensure the ratio of coffee to water (1:14.5) remains the same.

You will need:

  • Scale
  • French Press pot
  • 800g water at 95C
  • 55g of coffee


Step 1: Warm up your French Press with a quick rinse of hot water from your kettle.

Step 2: Weigh out 55g of beans and grind them on a coarse setting, then pour all the grounds into the bottom of the press.

Step 3: Pour 200g of water - the ideal temperature is around 95°C - and let it sit for 1 minute. 

Step 4: After 1 minute, break the crust and stir.

Step 5: Pour the remaining 600g of water for a total of 800g, put the lid with plunger on, and let the timer run until 4 minutes has passed.

Step 6: After 4 mins, firmly plunge the French Press all the way to the bottom.

Step 7: Serve and enjoy!

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