The French Press is one of our favorite brew methods, particularly on a chilly morning while wearing your slippers and making breakfast. We prefer a slightly finer grind and a faster brew, resulting in a sweet, clear cup with exquisite complexity.
Step one: Heat water
Heat water to just off boil. We recommend a temperature of 205-210 F.
Step two: Warm & Rinse
Pour some hot water into the French Press and your mug to rinse your brewing equipment and warm both vessels.
Step three: Measure coffee
Measure out whole bean coffee. We recommend a 1:16 ratio of coffee to water. For example, when using a 36 oz. French Press, we would use 48 grams of coffee and 768 grams of water. If this ratio is too weak or too strong, feel free to add more or less coffee according to your preferences.
Step four: Grind coffee
Grind coffee on a medium to medium-coarse grind.
Step five: Discard rinse water
Empty rinse water from French Press (and your mug too).
Step six: Add coffee
Add coffee to French Press and level ground bed.
Step seven: add water
Start your timer and add water.
Step eight: stir
Use the spoon to stir and saturate all the grounds.
Step nine: Cover
Place top of French Press on to the brewing vessel without pressing down on the plunger.
Step ten: Steep
Allow coffee to steep for 4 minutes.
Step eleven: Plunge
Press down slowly and evenly on the plunger.
Step twelve: Compost Grounds
Compost the grounds, pour a cup and cheers to delicious coffee!