The French Press produces dense, syrupy, and full-bodied cups of coffee. We highly recommend this method for medium-darker or espresso roasts.
- Water kettle
- French Press
- Stirring spoon or paddle
- Gram scale
- Coffee grinder
- Fresh coffee beans
Coffee | Water Ratio: (1:12)
30 grams coffee = 350 grams hot water (for a 17 oz. Press).
- Weigh out coffee using a gram scale and grind coarse (a bit coarser than sea salt).
- Bring fresh, filtered water to a boil (between 195F-205F).
- Place ground coffee into French Press and set on scale. Tare to 0.
Bloom (First Pour)
- Start your timer and pour 90 grams of hot water over coffee grounds.
- Take a stirring spoon or paddle and gently stir grounds until there are no dry spots.
- Allow to bloom for 45 seconds.
- Pour remaining hot water to 350 grams total.
- Place French Press plunger on top and let it sit until 4:00.
- At 4:00, take French Press off scale and gently press down.
- If you find it’s too hard to press down, the grind might be a little too fine. If you find that it only takes 2-3 seconds to press down, the grind might be a little too coarse.
When you’re finished pressing down, it’s ready to drink.
Enjoy your results!