How to Brew: French Press Coffee

Water poured from kettle into french press on scale

METHOD #1: LEVEL GROUND METHOD

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

  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. Pour. Enjoy!

METHOD #2: SCA RECOMMENDATION

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

  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.

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