Makes 4–6 Servings, 4 min
French Press 34 oz
Spoon or Stirrer
200º Water 34 oz (1000 ml)
Coarse Ground Coffee 2.5 oz (67 g) – About 5 Tbsp
- Fuller Bodied Coffee
- Enjoying with Milk
- Darker Roasts
If you love classic, deep, flavors, a french press will enhance your cup considerably. Because there’s no paper filter (just a fine-mesh screen), tiny dissolved particles and essential oils from the coffee grinds end up in your cup and create a rich, full sensation on the palate. French press is also our favorite way to introduce first-timers to brewing by hand since it doesn’t depend on any specialized equipment or advanced technique.
- Step 1
Warm Things Up
Preheat the French Press carafe by filling it with hot water. Psst...this is great time to grind your coffee. Discard the water before moving on.
- Step 2
Fill the empty carafe with coarsely ground coffee.
- Step 3
Bloom Coffee Grinds to Enhance Flavor
Start your timer and fill the carafe halfway to the top with water from your kettle. Wait until timer reads about :30 seconds. This important step is called the “bloom” and it will help your coffee develop more flavor and depth.
- Step 4
Fill & Stir
Fill the carafe to the top and give the coffee a gentle stir. Place the lid on the carafe and press lightly so the plunger is just touching the water. Resist the urge to press down.
- Step 5
Wait for It
When the timer reads 4:00 min, your coffee’s ready! Smoothly press the plunger all the way down until you encounter resistance from the coffee grounds.
- Step 6
Voila! Drink right away or transfer to an insulated vessel. Don’t leave any coffee in your french press after brewing as it will continue to extract and turn bitter.