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The French Press is a highly practical way to brew a delicious mug of coffee for one or a crowd—it’s a true classic suggesting romance, bistros, and Sunday mornings. Follow these 6 easy steps to learn how to make a French Press that yields a rich, full-bodied cup of coffee.

Time To Make The Coffee

How We Brew

You Brew You

  • There are a number of French Press brewers out there. Combine yours with a quality burr grinder, a kitchen scale, and something to pour semi-accurately with and you’ll be all set.

Step 1: Prep the Brewer

  • Using your water kettle, pour boiling water into the French Press along the inside of the walls. This helps the brewer heat and keeps its temperature consistent during the brew.

Pro Tip: Don’t forget to dump the rinse water before adding your grounds!

Step 2: Weigh Coffee

  • Use a digital scale to weigh out 50 grams of coffee.

Step 3: Grind Coffee

  • Grind coffee on the #25 setting in the Baratza Encore grinder.
  • If you’re using another grinder, try to aim for a grind that resembles coarse breadcrumbs.

Step 4: Let's Brew

  • Add coffee grounds into the pre-heated French Press and place on the scale. Tare the scale so it reads 0 grams.
  • Pour 200º water until you reach 800 grams being careful to make sure all of the grounds are saturated.
  • Place the lid on the French Press and press the filter screen down until just submerged under the water line.

Pro tip: Go make some toast, you’ve still got around 6 minutes of waiting ahead of you.

Step 5: Time's Up!

  • Once 6 minutes have passed, gently “pump” the filter up and down one time by pressing down quickly and then pulling right back up. This helps the grounds fall to the bottom of the brewer.
  • Slowly press the filter all the way down to the bottom.

Step 6: Pour and Enjoy!

  • Enjoy your mug of scientific magic and marvel at life’s mysteries.
  • We prefer to drink our French Press coffee with a hearty breakfast and some morning tunes.

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