The French Press is all about simplicity. Coffee, water & time. This full immersion brew method has been around for ages. The metal filter allows more oils and small coffee particles to make it into your cup, resulting in a heavy bodied, rich cup of coffee. Brewing trends are constantly changing, but the French Press will always be a classic.
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Before You Brew
Fresh Coffee The single most important part of a good cup is starting with high quality, freshly roasted coffee. We aim to drink our coffee within a 14 day window of being roasted.
Purified Water Start with filtered water for best results. If your tap water already has a lot of dissolved solids then it will negatively impact your ability to brew the coffee.
Scale Consider purchasing a scale for your brewing. You'll find it will really boost the consistency and quality in your morning cup of coffee.
What You Need
French Press - 4 Cup
Preheat by pouring approximately 1.5 inches of hot water into your French Press. Insert the plunger and let sit while you accomplish step number two.
Grind 40 grams of freshly roasted coffee a few notches coarser than a drip setting.
Empty the hot water and add the freshly ground coffee to the bottom of your brewer.
Start timer and evenly pour water into your French Press. Quickly saturate as much of the coffee as possible and stop when the press is 1/2 full.
At 45 seconds, gently break up the top layer of grounds (the bloom) with a spoon or by topping off the French Press with more hot water. Stop approximately 1 inch from the top.
Secure the lid on top of your French Press to retain as much heat as possible.
At 4 minutes, press the coffee to the bottom.
Pour coffee into mugs or a thermal container and enjoy.