How to Brew Using a French Press

how to brew with a french press

Starts with the right coffee bean:  

The Best Coffee is Made From Grade A Arabica Beans.

  • Choose coffee made from Grade A Arabica beans.
  • Choose coffee that has been recently roasted. This is the most important element – coffee tastes the best within one month after roasting.
  • Smell the coffee beans – a strong smell indicates fresh beans.
  • Invest in a coffee grinder and buy whole beans. Grind your coffee immediately before brewing.  Once the coffee is ground, the flavor dissipates more quickly.  We highly recommend investing in a burr grinder.
  • When buying decaffeinated coffees, look for coffees that have been decaffeinated using the Swiss Water Process.

French Press Instructions:

  1. Heat water in kettle to boiling (measure water to match volume of French Press)
  2. Measure 1 oz. of coffee beans per 16 oz. of water.
  3. Grind coffee for a drip or French Press setting.
  4. Put coffee in French Press
  5. Add some hot water to coffee grounds and allow it to soak 1 minute.
  6. Add remaining water, stir, then cover with lid. Steep for 3 minutes.
  7. Slowly press lid to bottom and pour.

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