Brew Guide: The Best French Press

August 24, 2016

 

Here at 416 Coffee Company we absolutely love the French Press. It's a very affordable way to brew an awesome cup of coffee. If you have a French Press or are thinking about getting one, this article is a very simple guide to brew a killer cup in your French Press. Here we go! 

 

Step #1: The first thing is to make sure your brew ratio is correct. We recommend using a 1:8 coffee to water ratio. This means that if you have a 16 ounce french press you should use 2 ounces of coffee.  

 

BONUS TIP: You will need your coffee to be ground coarse for a French Press. We highly recommend purchasing a burr grinder, freshly ground coffee will make a huge taste difference.  Below is the one we recommend. 

 

 

 

 

Step #2: Now that you have the correct amount of freshly ground coffee in the bottom of the french press you need to add some water. Bring water to a boil and then let it cool off for about a minute. Pour just enough hot water into the press to cover the coffee at the bottom. Let it steep for 2 minutes. 

 

Step #3: Now that you have let the coffee steep; fill the rest of the press with water and put the lid on. Let the coffee brew for 4 minutes before you gently push the plunger down. Now simply grab a mug and enjoy your delicious coffee! 

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