How To Brew: French Press

How To Brew: French Press

Feb 11, 2024Julie Luster

The French Press is renowned for its simplicity and unwavering consistency, making it a dependable choice for coffee enthusiasts. With a timeless design that has remained largely unchanged since its inception in 1929, this method excels at producing multiple cups of rich, full-bodied coffee within just a few minutes.


Equipment You'll Need

Brewing Details

  • French Press
  • Grinder
  • Coffee
  • Scale
  • Kettle
  • Timer
  • Water
  • 1 : 15 Coffee to Water Ratio
  • 195° - 205° Water Temperature
  • 4 minutes Brew Time
  • Coarse Grind



1-2 People 285 g 19 g 3 cup
2-3 People 840 g 56 g 8 cup
3-4 People 1320 g 88 g 12 cup


Kettle with steam
1. Prepare the press

Begin by boiling water and use a little to warm up your French Press to ensure optimal brewing temperature and extraction.



2. Measure and grind
Weigh out 60 grams (approximately 1/2 cup) of coffee beans and grind them to a coarse consistency, similar to coarse sea salt. Discard hot water then add coffee to warm French Press.



using a french press
3. Brewing process
Start a timer as you pour hot water and fill the French Press halfway. Stir gently after one minute to break crust on surface. Top up the French Press with hot water, cover it, and allow the coffee to brew. After four minutes, press down slowly on plunger. 
pouring coffee from a french press4. Serving and cleanup

Transfer brewed coffee to a cup promptly to prevent over-extraction. Leaving coffee in contact with grounds for too long can lead to bitterness. Clean French Press by swirling a little water with the grounds and disposing of them in the compost bin.

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