HOW TO: French Press

Level Ground Trading - How to use a French Press

METHOD #1: LEVEL GROUND'S FAVOURITE METHOD

We love the french press so much, we made a video detailing how to use it. Watch here (instructions below):

Recipe: 55g coarse grind coffee, 1L of water

Method:

  1. Add ground coffee into press
  2. Add water, just off the boil. Pour water in with lots of turbulence, saturating the grounds
  3. Stir with a non-metalic spoon
  4. Place the lid on, and press just below level
  5. Let stand for 4 minutes
  6. Press. Pour. Enjoy!

 

Level Ground Trading - How to use a French Press
Level Ground Trading - How to use a French Press

METHOD #2: SCAA RECOMMENDATION

Recipe: 40g medium-coarse grind coffee, 672g (mL) of water

Method:

  1. Preheat your french press with hot water
  2. Place freshly ground coffee in press
  3. Start the timer & begin pouring hot water into the press
  4. Completely saturate the grounds with all the water. Stir.
  5. Place the lid with the plunger up on the press
  6. When the timer is at 2 minutes, remove the lid & stir the coffee again
  7. Using two spoons, skim the oils & remaining floating grounds off the top of the brew. This will produce a cleaner cup & will stop the coffee from extracting
  8. Place the plunger back on top & press down slowly
  9. Decant into your favourite mug.