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French Press

The Breakdown

French Press tends to yield a much denser fuller bodied coffee and to be honest is one of the easiest ways to make a cup of magic. I like to use a ratio of 1:15 (30g coffee to 450g of water) but its best to play around a bit. The mistakes are just as important as the wins. Also, Please Please Please empty the entire French Press, leaving the brewed coffee sitting in the pressed grounds can over extract making it chalky, bitter and well taste like crap. Now lets get to it… Only takes 4 minutes to enjoy.

 

1oz = 28.3g

 

Step 1

Bring enough water to fill the French Press to a boil. Definitely don't use tap water. 98% of the taste of your coffee comes from the water the uses so please use bottled or filtered water.

 

Step 2

Start grinding your selected coffee, french press calls for a coarse, even grind. I like to start with 1:15 coffee to water 30g/450g but this is just the starting point, but I would recommend not going any lower then 1:12 and place on top of your scale, zeroing (pressing tare) it out to make your life a whole lot easier

 

Step 3

Let’s get to it. To start, pour twice as much water in weight as you have in grounds. So if you started with 30g of coffee you'd pour in 60g of water.

 

Step 4

Stir up the grounds with any non reactive material stick (bamboo, chopstick, or stainless steel knife). Allow the coffee to bloom for 30 seconds.

 

Step 5

At 31 Seconds start pouring in the rest of the water.  Place on the lid and resist the urge to plunge all the way down. Push the metal filter down slightly allowing for the grounds to be completely submerged . Let the magic happen while the coffee steeps for four minutes. F - O - U - R minutes, no more no less.

 

Step 6

Remove your French press from the scale and place it on your counter, do not press down on your scale. Press the filter down.

Remember when you're finished pour immediately all the way out. Leaving it to sit in the french press will allow the coffee to continue to brew making it over extracted.