Learn how to brew delicious coffee at home. We're featuring the Bodum Chambord French Press in our step-by-step guide. The steel frame and lid undergo several rounds of chrome plating to create a durable coffee brewer that can withstand intense daily use.
Pre-heat the french press by pouring in hot water, covering with the lid and gently pushing the plunger down. Refill your kettle with cold water and turn on.
Using a scale, place a small vessel on top, then tare before adding the whole beans. For the full 8 cup recipe, we'll be measuring out 56 grams of coffee.
Pour the measured whole beans into the grinder. Grind to coarse size.
Empty the hot water from the french press before adding the ground coffee. Slowly pour hot water over the coffee, making sure to saturate thoroughly until you reach the 420 grams. Start your timer.
When the timer reaches 1 minute, use a wooden spoon or chopstick to stir. Stirring gently breaks the crust.
Continue to fill the french press with hot water until you reach the 840 grams. Add the lid back on, but do not push the plunger down.
When the timer reaches 4 minutes, you're ready to press. When the plunger reaches the bottom, grab your favorite mug, and enjoy!
If you're not enjoying the full amount of brewed coffee right away, decant the coffee into another vessel. When coffee sits too long in a french press, it continues to extract, resulting in a more bitter brew.