French Press Brewing
FRENCH PRESS METHOD
The French Press is a great at home brewing method since it is relatively cheap, repeatable, and simple. It works as an infusion brewer that produces a uniform extraction. The metal mesh of the French Press allows small coffee particles to flavor the water and create a rich texture and body.
Begin by weighing out 40 grams of fresh coffee and grind. Your grind will need to be coarse and even.
Next, Add your grounds into your French Press.
Begin to pour your hot water (approximately 200 degrees Fahrenheit) slowly and counter clockwise over your grounds. We prefer to use a 1:10 coffee to water ratio. So since we used 40 grams of coffee, we are pouring in 400 grams of water.
Using your paddle give your grounds a gentle stir.
Let the coffee bloom for 30 seconds.
Add the remainder of your water.
Place the pots lid on top of the grounds. Do not plunge yet. Set your timer and allow your coffee to steep for exactly 4 minutes.
As soon as your timer goes off press the filter down. You should be using about 15-20 pounds of pressure. If the plunger falls to the pots floor, your grind was too coarse. If the plunger is too hard to push, your grind is too fine.
As soon as you finish pressing you will want to serve your coffee. Do not let your coffee sit in the French Press as it will continue to brew. Be sure to enjoy in your favorite mug!