French Press Coffee - Brewing Guide

Brewing coffee with a French press, also known as a cafetière or coffee plunger, is a simple and traditional method of making a rich and full-bodied cup of coffee. The process involves steeping coarsely ground coffee in hot water, and then pressing a plunger to separate the grounds from the brewed coffee.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to brew coffee in a French press:

  1. Start by heating water to about 200°F (93°C). You can use a thermometer to check the temperature, or bring it to a boil and let it cool for about 1 minute.

  2. While the water is heating, grind your coffee beans to a coarse consistency. The ideal ratio is about 1:15 (coffee to water), so use about 1 ounce (28 grams) of coffee for every 15 ounces (450 milliliters) of water.

  3. Once the water is ready, add the ground coffee to the French press and pour in the hot water. Stir the mixture to ensure all the grounds are saturated.

  4. Allow the coffee to steep for about 4 minutes. This will give you a strong and flavorful cup of coffee.

  5. After 4 minutes, press the plunger down slowly to separate the grounds from the coffee.

  6. Pour the brewed coffee into a mug and enjoy!


Note: The steeping time, coffee to water ratio and the grind size can be adjusted to personal preference.

Enjoy your delicious French press coffee!

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