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Make French Press Coffee With Me ๐Ÿ’‹

Updated: Apr 16, 2022

A step-by-step photo guide to the perfect brew.

Grind Size Matters ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

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 โ€“ 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.

Step-by-step ๐Ÿ—’

Makes: 2 cups โ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ

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.



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