French Press

What is French Press?

French press is an immersion brewer, where the coffee beans
are submerged in hot water. It contains a small built in metal
filter, which you plunge once the coffee is brewed.

 

WHY FRENCH PRESS?
This brewing method is one of the easiest ways to make coffee. The coffee is submerged in hot water for the full brewing time, resulting in a full-bodied cup of coffee. It offers more punch than a pour over. Finally, the use of a metal
filter helps extracts some of the bean’s natural oils, creating an umami packed and silly cup of coffee.

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Electric Kettle • 13g coarsely ground beans • French Press Scale • Hot water - 93-95 degrees Celsius • Cup
TIPS
French press is quite forgiving when it comes to grind size, so don’t worry too heavily about it. Aim for somewhere the size of breadcrumbs. Once the coffee is brewed, plunge slowly. Sometimes small coffee grounds will be mixed into
the coffee, which some people like! If you want to avoid it, plunge as slow as possible and pour into your cup slowly.

 

 

STEP 1
Pour hot water into
to your french press.
This will heat up
the brewer so that
the coffee does
not drop too much
in temperature
while brewing.

 

 

STEP 2
Place your 13g of coarsely
ground beans into the
french press. The grind is
very coarse because the
beans will be soaked in
the water for a longer
time. Too fine a grind
will extract bitterness.

 

 

STEP 3 
Prepare your timer for 4
minutes. Pour in 100ml
of hot water into the
french press. Try pour
in circles so that all the
beans are hit by the
water. Wait 1 minute.

 

 

STEP 4
After 1 minute, use a
spoon and mix gently.
This agitation will help
all the beans to be
soaked in the water and
extract more flavour.

 

 

STEP 5
After stirring,
immediately pour in
another 100ml of water
into the french press.
There should now be a
total of 200ml water in
the french press. Wait
for 3 minutes.

 

 

STEP 6
While waiting, place the
lid on top of the press.
Do no push down. This
will help keep the coffee
warm and not drop

 

 

STEP 7
After a total of 4
minutes, slowly plunge
down. Do not push all
the way to the bottom
(around 95%), otherwise
too much of the finer
grinds will be in your
cup of coffee.

 

 

STEP 8
After plunging, slowly pour
into your cup. You will
notice a darker colour than
a hand drip as well as some
of the beans’ oil on the
surface. Enjoy!

 

 

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