- French Press
- Hot water just off the boil (96°)
- Wooden Spoon
Consistent, easy to brew and reliable. The French Press is a classic tool that withstood the test of time.
What you need
Warm it up
Bring enough water to fill the French press to a boil. Depending on the size of the French press, have enough water boiled and ready accordingly.
Measure and Grind
Grind your coffee. French press coffee requires a coarse grind. We recommend starting with a 1:12 coffee-to-water ratio. If you’re using 350 grams of water, you’ll want 30 grams of coffee.
Gently pour twice the amount of water than you have coffee onto your grounds. For example, if you have 30 grams of coffee, you’ll want to start with 60 grams of water. Give the grounds a gentle stir with a spoon.
Give the grounds a gentle stir with a wooden stick or spatula. Allow the coffee to bloom for 30 seconds.
Wait for it
Pour the remaining water and place the lid gently on top of the grounds. Don’t plunge just yet. Let the coffee steep for four minutes.
You are ready to press. Firmly push the press all the way down.
When you’ve finished pressing, serve the coffee immediately. Don’t let it sit, as this will cause it to continue brewing and over-extract.