French Press is a classic brewing method that produces a rich, full-bodied cup of coffee. It's easy to use and requires no special skills or techniques. The press pot allows for steeping the coffee grounds in water, producing a bold flavor profile with minimal sediment. The French Press is versatile and can be used for both hot and cold brewing methods. However, the filter is not as fine as other methods, so some sediment is inevitable. It's also easy to over-brew the coffee, resulting in a bitter taste. Overall, the French Press is a great option for those who value simplicity and a bold flavor.
You will need:
- French press
- Burr coffee grinder
- Coffee beans (30 grams or about 4 tablespoons for a 4-cup French press)
- Hot water (about 200°F/93°C) (480 grams or about 17 ounces for a 4-cup French press)
- Stirring utensil
- Pouring kettle
- Heat water to about 200°F/93°C.
- Grind 30 grams (or about 4 tablespoons) of coffee beans with a burr coffee grinder to a coarse consistency.
- Add the coffee grounds to the French press and tare the scale.
- Slowly pour hot water over the coffee, filling the French press to the desired level (480 grams or about 17 ounces for a 4-cup French press).
- Use a stirring utensil to stir the coffee and water together after 2 minutes of steeping.
- Place the plunger on top of the French press after stirring.
- Allow the coffee to steep for another 2 minutes.
- After 4 minutes total steep time, press down on the plunger to separate the coffee grounds from the liquid.
- Serve your coffee and enjoy!