The French Press is a great way to taste the full spectrum of what a coffee has to offer. Using a fine metal mesh as a filter, you get to keep the oils of the coffee that would otherwise be strained out with a paper filter. This provides a full bodied cup with a distinctive rounded mouthfeel.
What you’ll need
- French Press
- Grinder & Coffee (or ground coffee)
- Digital scales
- If you enjoy your coffee black, we highly recommend using Filter Roasted coffee as the lighter roast will provide a more balanced and complex cup. If you enjoy coffee with milk and or sugar, an espresso roast will provide you with a fuller bodied coffee to cut through milk.
- The ideal brewing temperature for coffee is between 92-96 degrees. For most manual brew methods, we recommend bringing your water to a boil, waiting about 15 seconds, then brew away. Even if the water in your kettle is being poured at 99 degrees, by the time it's passed through the air, hits room temperature coffee, and a room temperature brewing vessel, the temperature will drop right around that 92-94 degree mark.
4:00 Brew Time
- Place your French Press on a scale and add 15g coffee.
- Start your timer, and add 250g hot water.
- Place the lid on, wait 4:00 minutes.
- At 4:00 minutes, very gently and slowly press down.
- Pour into your favourite cup, sit back, enjoy!