Introduction

If you don’t own a French Press, you can pick on up here.

The French Press has been brewing for the masses since 1929. Requiring just coarsely-ground coffee and some piping-hot water, the French Press can yield 4 to 12 cups in just four minutes.

Great for the campsite and kitchen alike, the nature of the method facilitates foolproof coffee preparation.

Step 1

Measure out 62 grams of coffee.

Grind it course. We recommend a #30 on your Baratza Encore, #28 for a Virtuoso and #28g for your Preciso.

Step 2

Put the body of the brewer, without the lid and plunger, onto your tared scale. You can pre-heat the vessel if you feel so inclined. Load the coffee.

Step 3

Pour all 900 grams of water, trying to incorporate all the grounds.

Step 4

Stir until all the grounds are fully saturated and the mixture is foamy.

Step 5

Attach the lid and filter. Don’t plunge just yet!

Step 6

Let it mellow for 4:00.

Step 7

Plunge and serve!

PRO TIP: Gritty fines in your cup? That’s because particle uniformity is low on certain types of grinders. Try sifting your grounds coffee to get rid of the stuff that can sneak through the mesh filter.

Enjoy in good company

Familiar, consistent, full bodied. French Press is a classic way of using a full-immersion method of brewing coffee for groups of up to 6 people. Perhaps it's biggest advantage is that you don't need a fancy kettle nor are you required to stand with the coffee the whole time it's being brewed. Just grind, pour, and set a timer for 4 minutes.

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