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French Press coffee has a full body and has more fullness in taste, but has its very own elegance. The jug is easy to use, quick to clean and does not require a paper filter.
What you need
Coffee, French Press, Grinder, Scale, Kettle
Time: 5 Minutes
(Filter or a bit coarser)
Remove the plunger and inspect that no old coffee oil sor grounds are stuck - clean and rebuild if necessary
Weigh your coffee, we recommend starting with 1-15 coffee to water ratio. So for 1000 grams of coffee use 65-70 grams (depending on your preferred strength) of ground coffee.
Bring enough water to the boil to fill and pre heat your french press.
Pour out preheating water and place the french press on the scale and tare to zero.
Grind your coffee in medium setting and put it in the french press and tare scale back to zero. We recommend grinding the coffee similar to filter grind, which gives you a full cup.
To start, gently pour twice the amount of water than you have coffee onto your grounds. We want the coffee to bloom. For example, if you have 30 grams of coffee, you’ll want to start with 60 grams of water. Stir it a little, that all grounds are wet.
Give the grounds a gentle stir with a bamboo paddle or chopstick. Allow the coffee to bloom for 30 seconds.
Pour the remaining water and place the lid gently on top of the grounds. Don’t plunge just yet.Stir twice after 3.5 minutes and skim off the foam, which is not beneficial, even if it looks good. Let the coffee steep for four minutes. Four. Don’t guess.
Gently remove your French press from the scale and place it on your counter. Press the filter down. If it’s hard to press, that means your grind is too fine; if the plunger “thunks” immediately down to the floor, it means your grind is too coarse. The sweet spot, pressure-wise, is 7-10 Kg. Not sure what this feels like? Try it out on your bathroom scale.
When you’ve finished pressing, serve the coffee immediately. Don’t let it sit, as this will cause it to continue brewing and over-extract.
Enjoy your coffee!