French Press / Plunger

Step-by-Step Guide to Brewing French Press Coffee at Home

1. Gather Your Equipment:

  • You will need a French press (also known as a plunger), freshly ground coffee beans, a digital scale, kettle.

2. Boil Water:

  • Heat filtered water to around 93°C. Bring it to a boil and then let it sit for about 30 seconds to achieve the ideal temperature.

3. Measure Your Coffee and Water:

  • Use a digital scale to measure out the appropriate amount of coffee. A good starting point is 1 tablespoon of coffee per 4 ounces of water.
  • Measure the water according to your desired serving size.

4. Grind Your Coffee:

  • Grind your coffee beans to a coarse consistency, similar to breadcrumbs.

5. Add Coffee to French Press:

  • Place the French press on the scale and add the ground coffee to the empty carafe.

6. Add Hot Water:

  • Slowly pour the hot water over the coffee grounds, ensuring all grounds are saturated.
  • Stir the mixture gently to ensure even extraction.

7. Steep the Coffee:

  • Place the lid on the French press with the plunger pulled all the way up to seal in heat.
  • Set a timer for 4 minutes and allow the coffee to steep.

8. Plunge and Pour:

  • After 4 minutes, slowly press the plunger down, separating the grounds from the brewed coffee.
  • Pour the brewed coffee into your mug immediately to prevent over-extraction.

9. Serve and Enjoy your Sweet FA!