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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.


Ratio

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.


Step-by-step 🗒

Makes: 2 cups ☕️☕️

Brew ratio: 20g coffee : 300 ml water

Optional: Preheat your French press with hot water and then pour it away


Step 1:

Add 20 g of ground coffee (4 table spoons) to the French press.

Step 2:

Pour in just enough water to cover the grinds and let it bloom for about 1 minute.

Step 3:

Pour in the rest of the water and give it a quick stir. Allow to brew for 4 minutes.

Step 4:

Skim the orange foam off the top of the brew water with a spoon.

Step 5:

Place the lid on top and begin gently pressing the plunger until it reaches the bottom.

Step 6:

Once the plunger is completely depressed, let the brew rest for a bit before pouring.

Enjoy!

xox

Mtl Latte Heart

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Pascal Gagne
Pascal Gagne
Aug 04, 2023

Why do you skim the orange foam?

Too bitter a taste?

I'm a normal coffee drinker, not a pro like you, but I don't mind it ☺️

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