Make French Press Coffee With Me 💋
Updated: Apr 16, 2022
A step-by-step photo guide to the perfect brew.
Grind Size Matters 👌🏼
French press coffee calls for a coarser even grind, so always make sure you're using the right grind size beforehand! This will be a game changer. I don't like to go too coarse, so a little larger sized than standard filter coffee. If your grinds are too coarse you may under extract the coffee; which will not get enough flavor out of your coffee. If your grinds are too fine you may over extract the coffee; which will get you too much flavor out of your coffee – and it becomes overpowering and unpleasant.
I recommend starting with a 1:15 coffee-to-water ratio. If you're using 20 grams of coffee you will need 300 ml of water. If you are eyeballing it, one tablespoon of coffee generally has 5 grams of coffee, so two cups of coffee should take about 4 even tablespoons of coffee.
Makes: 2 cups ☕️☕️
Brew ratio: 20g coffee : 300 ml water
Optional: Preheat your French press with hot water and then pour it away
Add 20 g of ground coffee (4 table spoons) to the French press.
Pour in just enough water to cover the grinds and let it bloom for about 1 minute.
Pour in the rest of the water and give it a quick stir. Allow to brew for 4 minutes.
Skim the orange foam off the top of the brew water with a spoon.
Place the lid on top and begin gently pressing the plunger until it reaches the bottom.
Once the plunger is completely depressed, let the brew rest for a bit before pouring.
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