French press brewing Guide

French press brewing is a classic and easy way to make coffee at home. With minimal equipment and a little practice, you can produce a full-bodied and flavorful cup of coffee.

What You'll Need:

  • A French press
  • grams / ounces of High-quality, freshly roasted coffee beans
  • A burr grinder (optional)
  • A gooseneck kettle (preferred)
  • A timer
  • A scale
  • A stirring utensil (optional)
  • A thermal carafe or insulated mug for serving
  • Water (Total Water Needed: g/oz)

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Heating:

Start by heating your water to the appropriate temperature for French press brewing, which is around 195-205°F (90-96°C). g/oz of water 

Tip: Using a gooseneck kettle can give you better control over the water flow, which can have an impact on the coffee extraction.

  1. Measure and Prepare:

Measure grams / ounces of coffee and prepare your coffee beans by grinding them to a coarse consistency using a burr grinder, or order any of our high-quality coffee beans ground specifically for French press brewing.

Preheat the French press with hot water and letting it sit for a minute, then drain the hot water.

Tip: The consistency and uniformity of the grind is crucial in French press brewing, as it affects the extraction and overall taste of the coffee.

  1. Bloom the Coffee:

Add the coffee grounds to the French press, then tare or zero the scale.

Add enough water to just saturate the grounds and give the French Press a quick swirl, and then wait 30 seconds. During this time, carbon dioxide is released, causing the coffee to bubble and expand.

Tip: Blooming ensures a more even extraction and a fuller, richer flavor in the cup.

  1. Add Water and Steep the Coffee:

Add the remaining water to the French press based until it reaches grams / ounces.

Start the timer for four minutes and let the coffee steep in the French press. Stir the coffee gently to ensure that all the grounds are fully saturated with water.

  1. Plunge and Serve:

Once the timer goes off, slowly press down on the plunger until it reaches the bottom of the carafe. Pour the coffee into your mug and enjoy!

Tips for Success:

  • Use freshly roasted coffee beans for the best flavor
  • Use water that is between 195-205°F (90-96°C)
  • Use a ratio of 1:16 coffee to water to start
  • Make sure your coffee is fully saturated with water during the brewing process
  • Experiment with different coffee origins and roast levels to find your preferred flavor profile.