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French Press

Great For

  • Arrow Right Fuller Bodied Coffee
  • Arrow Right Enjoying with Milk
  • Arrow Right Darker Roasts

Recipe

Makes 4–6 Servings, 4 min

  • French Press
    French Press
    34 oz
  • Spoon or Stirrer
    Spoon or Stirrer
  • 200º Water
    200º Water
    34 oz (1000 ml)
  • Coarse Ground Coffee
    Coarse Ground Coffee
    2.5 oz (67 g) – About 5 Tbsp
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
Add Grounds
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
Serve
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.