The french press is one of the most recognizable coffee brewing methods and is often peoples first introduction into manual brewing. With all the many types of manual brew methods that we now have to choose from, the french press has definitely taken a back seat but we still feel like it is a worthy brew method and would love to share our recipe with you!
Equipment list //
- French press
- Coffee (of course!)
Brew ratio: 1:16.5
Grind size: coarse
Coffee: 30 grams
Water: 500 grams
Water temperature: 200 degrees F
Brew time: 4 minutes
- Weigh 30 grams of coffee and grind on a coarse grind setting
- Place your french press with your 30 grams of ground coffee in the bottom of it and tare your scale
- Start your timer and begin to pour your water into the press, ensuring that all your grinds are fully saturated and submerged under the water, until you hit your target water weight of 500 grams
- Once your timer hits 4 minutes, give the grounds a good stir
- At this point, if you can hold off on immediately plunging, wait. As you let your brew sit, sediment will settle to the bottom which will result in a cleaner cup of coffee. However, this step is not necessary, and you can completely bypass it and get straight to plunging!