French Press

Ingredients for one

22g coffee coarsely ground

340g water at 205 degrees

 

Ingredients for two

44g coffee

680g water at 205 degrees

1. Grind coffee just before brewing. It should be a coarse, even grind. Add to bottom of the french press.

1. Grind coffee just before brewing. It should be a coarse, even grind. Add to bottom of the french press.

2. Weigh out your water. Slowly add just enough water to moisten the grounds. Let bloom 30 seconds.

2. Weigh out your water. Slowly add just enough water to moisten the grounds. Let bloom 30 seconds.

3. Slowly pour in the rest of your water. Stir gently to create the slurry.

3. Slowly pour in the rest of your water. Stir gently to create the slurry.

 
4. Place the lid gently on top of the grounds (this will keep the heat in). Do not plunge yet. Let the coffee continue steeping for a total of four minutes.

4. Place the lid gently on top of the grounds (this will keep the heat in). Do not plunge yet. Let the coffee continue steeping for a total of four minutes.

5. Press the plunger down. If it is difficult to plunge, your grind is too fine, if it requires no effort at all, your grind is too coarse and you’ll need to adjust.

5. Press the plunger down. If it is difficult to plunge, your grind is too fine, if it requires no effort at all, your grind is too coarse and you’ll need to adjust.

6. Immediately pour all of the coffee into a mug or a carafe. If you let it sit, it will continue brewing, releasing all the bitter tannins and that is just gross.

6. Immediately pour all of the coffee into a mug or a carafe. If you let it sit, it will continue brewing, releasing all the bitter tannins and that is just gross.