French Press

 


A robust and rich flavor. The French Press doesn’t use a paper filter, leaving a higher concentration of oils and grind fines in the cup. The manual brewing process allows for more flexibility in development of flavor; steep quickly for a lighter brew or allow the grinds to steep longer for a bolder flavor.

WHAT YOU NEED

– Coffee

– Grinder

– Pouring Kettle

– Scale

– French Press

– Timer

– Wooden Spoon

MEASUREMENTS

3 – Cup French Press

Coffee – 17 grams (2 – 3 tbsp)

Water – 275 ML, plus additional for rinsing

4 – Cup French Press

Coffee – 27 grams (4 – 5 tbsp)

Water – 430 mL, plus additional for rinsing

8 – Cup French Press

Coffee – 54 grams (8-10 tbsp)

Water – 860 mL, plus additional for pre-heating

AT A GLANCE

– Grind: Coarse

– Filter: Metal Mesh

– Stir at 1 min mark

– Let Steep

– Plunge after 4 min

– Serve immediately

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NO.1 – RINSING

Rinse your French Press with hot water. This preheats the vessel and helps to keep a steady temperature while brewing.

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NO. 2 – GET YOUR GRIND ON
Weigh coffee to desired strength, then grind. Grind coffee to a coarse consistency

*We recommend using a burr grinder.

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No. 3 – PUT THE KETTLE ON
Place the kettle on the stove and wait for it to boil.

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NO. 4 – ADD THE GRINDS
Add your grounds to the french press

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No. 5 – SATURATE
Pour the hot water to the halfway mark. Make sure the grounds are saturated.

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NO. 6 – ALL ABOUT THE TIMING
Start your timer for 4 minutes

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NO. 7 – STIR IT
After 1 minute, stir the “bloom” (top layer) and pour the rest of the water evenly to the top.

*We recommend starting with a 1:10 coffee to water ratio. If you have 40 grams of coffee, pour in your 400 grams of water.

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NO. 8 – WAITING GAME
Place the lid on the french press and Let it steep until the timer rings.

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NO. 9 – PRESS DOWN
After the timer rings your head off, press the filter down. The sweet spot, pressure-wise, is 15-20 pounds

*If it’s hard to press, that means your grind is too fine; if the plunger thunks immediately down to the pot’s floor, it means your grind is too coarse.

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NO. 10 – SERVE IT UP
When you’ve finished pressing down, serve the coffee immediately. Do not let it sit, as this will cause it to continue brewing.

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