How to Make Great French Press Coffee
There are several advantages to brewing coffee using a french press. You control everything from the water temperature to the ratio of water to grounds, resulting in a cup of coffee brewed exactly to your specific taste. And because a french press does not use filters, more of the coffee's natural oils remain, which means your coffee retains more flavor.
Here are our steps for making YOUR perfect french press.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
• French press
• Hot water kettle
• Clean water
• Burr grinder
• Favorite San Francisco Bay coffee
1: Start your water kettle. Make sure water reaches 212°F, or just before boiling.
2. Weigh and grind your coffee. A ratio of 15 grams of water to every 1 gram of coffee is recommended for a great french press coffee. Adjust the grind setting on your burr grinder to grind coarser than medium.
3: Pour in coffee grounds directly to the center of the french press.
4: Zero out your scale and use again to measure your desired hot water amount based on coffee ratio for brewing.
5: Add all hot water gently and make sure all coffee grounds are wet. Using a spoon, stir the top of the grounds lightly in a circular motion.
6: Set your timer. Let your coffee steep for 4 minutes.
7: Hold your french press with one hand and press the top down slowly with the other.