French Press, aka Cafe Press, is one of the most popular manual brewers worldwide. It is easy to use as well as maintain.
What to Expect?
Intense and full-bodied cup of coffee
What You'll Need?
- 20g of coffee beans (or coarsely ground pre-ground coffee)
- 240ml of water
- French Press, Kettle, Spoon & Coffee Mug
- Scale for precision (optional)
- Pour filtered water into the kettle and bring it to 92°C.
- Measure the coffee beans (20g) and grind to a coarse size
- Add the ground coffee in to the carafe
- Start pouring water and start the timer simultaneously
- After pouring 40ml, stir the coffee & let it bloom for 30 seconds
- Pour in the remaining 200ml water
- Stir and place the plunger on the French Press
- After a total of 4 minutes, press down on the coffee using the plunger
- Pour your coffee into a pre-heated cup if you like it hot
- You can enjoy it black or with a dash of milk
Tips from Our Coffee Experts
- Plunging too fast can make the coffee gritty and cloudy. At the same time, plunging it too slowly can make the coffee too acidic. Ideally, we need to plunge it for up to 30 seconds.
- If you are using a light roast coffee, keeping the water temperature on the higher side will help you make better-tasting coffee. For darker roasts, on the other hand, we need to keep the water temperature on the cooler side.
- Stirring should be gentle. Otherwise, it can make the coffee sour.
More on Brewing with French Press
French Press brews coffee via immersion method. Here, the coffee ground is steeped in hot water for an extended period of time.
Given the longer contact time between the grounds and the water, French press coffee can extract rich flavours from the ground. Also, due to the absence of any filter paper/cloth, the coffee oils make the drink thicker.