French Press

French Press

Straightforward to brew and dependable, the French Press remains a go-to choice for many. With its design remaining largely unchanged since its inception in 1929, it excels at producing multiple cups of rich-bodied coffee in just a few minutes.

Discover the art of brewing exceptional coffee using the French Press with our recipe:

  1. Start by preheating your French press with hot water. Just before brewing, discard this water.

  2. Use a a scale to measure your coffee. Our general rule of thumb is 70 grams per 1 litre of water. However, your dose can vary based on your personal taste and the type of coffee being used.

  3. Proceed to grind the coffee. We suggest a coarseness similar to filter grind size, or slightly finer, to ensure a good extraction. A coarse grind may result in sour and weak coffee and may not necessarily prevent sediment from getting in your cup, as fine particles (fines) are produced during grinding regardless of the grind setting.

  4. Once again, using your scale, place the French press containing the ground coffee on the scales. Then, tare the scale and add water at 95 C. It is crucial to ensure that all your grounds are saturated with water. A good way to do this is to pour half of the water first, stir lightly, then pour the remainder. Avoid placing the lid/plunger until after step 6.

  5. Let the coffee to steep for 4 to 5 minutes.

  6. Just before the steeping time concludes, gently push all the ground coffee with a spoon, ensuring it settles to the bottom of the French press. Stir 3-5 times to ensure all grounds are incorporated. Remove any pale floating foam from the surface; this will give you a cleaner tasting cup.

  7. After removing the foam, attach the lid and plunger to the French press and begin plunging. It should move smoothly and effortlessly.

  8. Wait 5 minutes before pouring the coffee. This step significantly enhances the taste by allowing sediment to settle at the bottom of the French press. Be vigilant to stop pouring when you notice grounds and sediments appearing.

  9. Allow the coffee to cool to a comfortable drinking temperature, then savour it! And remember to clean your French press thoroughly after each use. All your parts must be clean for best results.