How to brew coffee using a French Press | The perfect French Press (cafetiere) recipe
Simple, elegant, foolproof and great for having with a little crowd.
The French Press is possibly the easiest way to make good and foolproof coffee. Get some coffee, add water and press your life away - that's all there is to it.
Yield: 2 cups
30g of coarsely ground or pre-ground filter coffee
350g/ml of approximately 94˚C water
Overall Brew Time 4:00 minutes
2-cup French Press
Spoon for stirring
Optional but useful:
Let’s do it
1. Add the coffee
Grind your coffee, or use pre-ground coffee and measure out 30 grams. Add it to the French Press. We're using a 1:12 coffee-to-water ratio here, so if you're using a bigger French Press, adjust your ratios accordingly.
2. The first pour
Pour in roughly twice the amount of water than you have coffee. For example if you have 30 grams of coffee you'll need 60 grams of water.
3. Stir and bloom
Give the coffee a quick stir and let the coffee bloom for 30 seconds.
4. Second pour
Add the remainder of the water and put the lid on. Don't plunge now! Wait for the full four minutes before plunging. Don't rush it and ruin it!
5. Plunge and pour
Press the plunger down, firmly and consistently, but don't force it. Serve immediately - don't let it sit and stew, it will carry on brewing and become all gnarly and over-extracted. Enjoy!
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