The French Press

The French Press is both a device and method for brewing coffee. The device itself is simply a container with a plunger for separating the grounds from the coffee. The method results in a quick, yet rich cup of coffee. As an added plus, French Press is also very capable for brewing with loose tea.

How to Use It

First, make sure to grind your coffee coarse for French Press. Finer grounds have much lower permeability and requires a much greater amount of force to separate the grounds, with a risk of over-extraction. Once you have your grounds ready, place your grounds inside the French Press. Immerse your grounds in hot water, around 200 degrees. A good ratio to start with is 30g of coffee to about 400-500ml of water. Let brew for about four minutes and press down on the plunger to separate, and pour.