The French Press 

The French Press is one of the world’s oldest and most popular brewing methods. It’s easy to use, gives you a rich flavoured coffee and takes only four minutes to brew.

Step 01

Boil a kettle of water, enough to fill a 350g french press, let it rest for a minute.

Step 02

Grind 22g beans to a coarse setting (A good rule of thumb is the ratio of every 1g of coffee to 16g water).

Step 03

Add the grounds to the french press, then gently pour twice the amount of water on top (so for 22g grounds you pour roughly 44g water).

Step 04

Gently stir the coffee and allow it to bloom for about 30 seconds.

Step 05

Pour the remaining water into the french press and cover it with the lid (Do not plunge yet).

Step 06

Let it stand for 4 minutes and then slowly press the plunger down exerting steady pressure.

Step 07

Once you’ve finished plunging enjoy your cup of coffee. Don’t let it sit for too long as it will continue brewing and over extract.

Useful Tip

Make sure the coffee is grounded at a coarse setting BUT not too coarse as this will clog the filter, while very fine grinds will pass through the filter muddying the results.