What You’ll Need
- Freshly roasted beanbundle coffeebeans
- French Press
- Digital Scale
- Stir Stick
Step 1: Boil Water
Heat the water in your kettle to 200F, or bring water to boil and let sit for 30 seconds. A gooseneck kettle is preferred to help with the control of the pour, but any kettle will do.
Step 2: Preparing your French Press
Preheat your French press, pour hot water in, swirl it around for 10 seconds, and discard the water.
Step 3: Grinding and Measuring
French press coffee calls for a coarse grind, something resembling kosher salt. You can grind your beans with a blade grinder but we recommend a burr grinder. Burr grinders produce more evenly sized grains of coffee. Minimizing smaller grains in your batch will prevent over extraction, which makes your coffee taste bitter, and also prevent sediments from ending up in your cup.
We recommend a 1:15 coffee-to-water ratio, but as always adjust to your taste. You will need 30g of coffee and 450g of hot water.
Step 4: The Brew
- Place your scale under your French press, then add the grounds and top with 60g of hot water.
2. Stir the wet grounds with a stir stick (anything nonmetal to prevent cracking the French press), ensure all the grounds are saturated.
3. Allow the blend to bloom for 30 seconds.
4. Pour remaining water in a continuous circular motion, capturing all the grounds, and top with the lid.
5. Push down on the plunger slightly, until the grounds are submerged near the top.
Step 5: The Final Product
After 4 minutes, slowly press down on plunger and serve immediately. Don’t let it sit, as this will cause it to continue brewing and over extract.
Enjoy your creation!