French Press Brewing Guide
1 – Add your ground coffee beans (20g to 250ml water ) to the beaker of your French press.
2 – Boil your water. Once the water has come to a boil, let it sit on your kitchen counter for 30 seconds. You don’t want the water to be boiling while adding it to the coffee beans, as this results in burning your coffee beans.
3 – Pour 1/4th of the amount of water needed into the beaker of the French press. Let the coffee bloom for 30 seconds before moving on.
4 – Slowly start pouring the rest of the water on the coffee beans until the desired amount of water is in there. To steep the coffee, set your timer to 3 minutes and 30 seconds.
5 – Once the time has passed, you will need to remove the crust that has formed on top of your coffee using the spoons. Scoop the crust and throw it out. The small bits of coffee left will now sink to the bottom of the French press beaker.
6 – Wait for at least 6 to 8 minutes until moving on to step 7.
7 – Once the time has passed, add the plunger to your French press. Slowly start pushing down on the plunger. Stop right before hitting the coffee beans at the bottom of the beaker.
You do not want to disrupt the beans, as this will impact the flavours and will not give you the satisfaction of a very clean tasting cup of coffee this method has to offer.
8 – Pour the coffee into your mug, leaving the last bit of coffee behind in your French press. This last bit of coffee contains a lot of coffee slush you are trying to avoid.
Your coffee is now done. Enjoy your cup of coffee, and don’t forget to clean your coffee equipment.