Brew Guide: French Press
The French Press is all about simplicity in design as well as function. Its visually impressive brewing process renders a heavy-bodied cup rich with texture and flavor.
What You Need:
8-cup French Press
56g fresh coffee, ground coarse
Hot water just off the boil (about 205° F)
Wooden spoon or coffee paddle
Warm Up the Press:
Warm up your empty French Press by rinsing it with very hot water. This helps maintain the temperature while brewing for best extraction.
Measure and Grind:
Measure out 56g of coffee and grind it coarse.
Now that your French Press is warmed up, discard the hot water and add coffee to the empty press. Start your count-up timer as soon as you add hot water. Fill it up halfway to the top saturating all the grounds and making certain that there are no dry spots.
Stir and Add More Water:
Press and Serve: