FRENCH PRESS

The french press has been a staple in any coffee lover’s kitchen for almost 200 years. Using a french press, you get an incredibly rich cup of coffee that’s unfiltered — literally. By immersing coffee in water without the barrier of a filter, you preserve more of the coffee’s essential oils giving you a more full-bodied cup.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

French Press

Grinder

Coffee

Hot water - about 205°F

Scale

Timer

Stir stick

PREP AND PREHEAT

We’ll be making three cups of coffee, using a 1:12 coffee to water ratio. Weigh and grind approximately 30 grams of coffee. You’ll want the coffee grounds to be coarse. Grinding your coffee too finely means those grounds will slip through the french press’ mesh and end up in your coffee.

When you have your coffee weighed and measured and your water is sitting at about 205°F, you’re ready to start. 

THE SECOND AND FINAL POUR

Slowly fill the chamber of your french press, pouring an additional 300 grams of water over the coffee grounds. Then, cover the chamber of the french press with the plunger, but do not press down just yet. 

Wait about three minutes and thirty seconds for the coffee to steep. 

PLUNGE AND POUR

When your timer hits four minutes, go ahead and plunge the coffee. You should expect some resistance, but shouldn’t have to muscle the plunger down. If you’re getting a workout plunging your coffee, it’s likely that your coffee grounds are too fine.

Once you plunge, serve the coffee right away and enjoy!

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