How to Brew French Press
The perfect low maintenance French Press designed in 1852, when done right will produce a creamy-bodied and consistent delicious coffee.
French Press Coffee Dose / Brew Ratio
Simple brew ratio formula, grams of water divided by the grams of coffee. Whatever size of French Press you use, follow a 1:15 ratio of coffee to water.
How many grams of coffee do we need if we want to use 300g of water?
300 divided by 15 = 20g of coffee
With 20g of coffee and 300g of water, you now have a 1:15 ratio and full cup of coffee. Start with this ratio and adjust by adding more ground coffee or using less water until you find the perfect taste to your palate.
This recipe is for a 10.6oz (300g) cup of coffee, using a 12oz French Press coffee maker.
What You'll Need
- French Press coffee maker
- 20g( 4.8Tbsp) coffee, coarse as kosher salt
- 300g (1.25cups)water, just off boil
- Chopstick or spoon for stirring
20g (4.8 Tbsp) coffee, 300g (1.25 cups) water for 4 minutes
Using separate boiled water, pre-heat your French press, including plunger and drinking cup, with hot water. Measure 20g (4.8Tbsp) coffee and grind coarse as kosher salt.
Add coffee into the press and give it a gentle shake to level the grounds.
Start your timer, pour water in a circular motion, until the press is half full. Ensure wetting all the grounds.
30 seconds in, give the grounds a gentle stir with chopstick or spoon.
Pour the remaining amount of water, gently resting the plunger above the grounds.
When timer reads 4:00 minutes, gently press the plunger all the way down.
Serve immediately into your cup to prevent over-extraction.
Enjoy and connect to this unique coffee experience, where your coffee has travelled from far away to ultimately be crafted by your own hands.
Tips from our Barista Family Team
- Use a burr grinder, to get even grinding and avoid bitterness.
- Ideal water temperature is around 200 degrees, which you can achieve by bringing water to a boil and let it sit for one minute and pour into French Press.
- Wash your French Press after each use to limit bitterness from old grounds stuck in the filter.