Brewing Coffee with a French Press

To get started, you will need the following items:

  • Coffee beans (I know a guy)
  • ​Grinder (Freshly ground coffee tastes the best)
  • Something to stir with
  • ​Timer
  • ​[Almost] Boiling Water (around 195-205 degrees Fahrenheit) ​
  • And of course, a French Press (if you need a great Press, we can send you one. Give us a call!)

Ready. Set. BREW!

Step 1: Measure

​Brewing delicious coffee is definitely an artisan craft, but a little math never hurts. For a 12 oz. cup of coffee, I measure out about 25 grams of coffee and 14 ounces of water. For larger cups, add 2 more grams of coffee for every 1 more ounce of water.

Step 2: Grind Coffee

Coffee brewed in a French Press requires a medium coarse grind. Most electric grinders have a ‘French Press’ or ‘Coarse’ setting. Grinders vary greatly, but aim for a grind that has a texture similar to coarse sand or salt. Never be afraid to try different settings and find out exactly the grind that you prefer. You might find that you like something a little finer or coarser.

Step 3: Combine

​Pour the ground coffee into the Press. Now, slowly add your water just a bit of water (don’t fill the Press up just yet), trying to ensure that all of the coffee grounds are fully saturated. Let coffee sit for about 30 seconds before filling the Press up all of the way with the rest of the water.

Step 4: Stir

Lightly stir the mixture so that all of the coffee grounds are immersed in the water. Place the lid on the Press and let the coffee brew for another 3 to 3.5 minutes.

Step 5: Plunge and Pour

Slowly press the plunger down, keep ahold of the lid and pour out your delicious coffee

Now sit back, drink up and think of ways to grow!

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