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.
204 - 205F
Coarse - like rough sand
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 of your morning cup of coffee.
Coffee to Water Ratio We like to use 1 part coffee to 15-17 parts water, depending on our brewing device. Changing the coffee to water ratio will affect the strength, mouthfeel, and body of your cup. You can adjust the suggested ratios to your taste.
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.
Weigh out and grind 40 grams of freshly roasted coffee on a medium-coarse setting.
Dispose of your preheat water and add the freshly ground coffee to the bottom of your brewer.
Position the French Press on your scale and tare to zero. Start your timer and begin pouring water over the coffee, saturating the grounds as evenly as possible. Stop when you’ve added 300g of water. At 45 seconds, pour the remaining 300g of water, stopping at a total of 600g.
Secure the lid on top of your French Press to retain as much heat as possible.
At 4 minutes, plunge the press fully.
Pour coffee into mugs or a thermal container and enjoy.