How to Make A French Press

By August 17, 2016

Well, there’re millions of ways to geek out over coffee. While, what we’re after is a hot and delicious cup of coffee to embrace a whole new day every morning. A simple pleasure.

French press is one of the easiest, least expensive ways to make great coffee. So, how to make a french press?

Preparations: fresh coffee (preferably whole bean), a grinder, a timer and a french press.

Then, steps on how to make a french press.

Step 1: Weigh out the beans. If you don’t have a scale and are for 25 grams of coffee, then you could also do 3 rounded scoops.

Step 2: Grind the coffee, for several times. If it tastes too bitter and too strong, the grind is a little bit too fine; If it’s a little watery and weak, then it might be too coarse. 


Step 3: Taking water off a boil to the bail to preheat the french press for a moment.

Step 4: Dry it and add the ground coffee.

Step 5: Brew the grounds. Also recommended to get a scale, if for 25 grams of coffee, then it’s about 12 and a half ounces (or 400 grams) of water. The first amount is just enough to soak the grounds at the bottom of the press. Do stir around to well mix all the grounds with the water and wait it for 30 seconds. Then add the rest of the water and also a gentle stir.

Step 6: Put the plunger on and let it sit for 3 and a half minutes.

Step 7: Press the plunger down. If without any resistance, it’s too coarse; If here’s a really difficult time pressing down, it’s too fine.


Step 8: Decant and let it cool down.


Recipe Notes: If you are not going to drink the coffee immediately, pour into a thermal carafe to keep it hot.

Also, you can refer to YouTube video tutorial to learn how to use French Press Coffee Maker

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