French Press Brew Guide

A classic, dense cup of earthly delight

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The French Press, invented in 1929 and basically unchanged to this day, makes a rich, full-bodied coffee. As the metallic filter allows more fines and oils to seep through, a French Press produces a denser cup with a fuller mouthfeel than standard drip coffee. Also, ratios will vary depending on the size of Press and how rich you prefer your coffee.


Coffee: 34g   Water: 500g   Grind: Coarse   Total Brew Time: 4:00

Requirements: French Press, kettle, water, coffee, grinder, timer, wooden spoon

Brew Key: Coffee continues to brew inside Press even after plunging, so pour it quickly

Note: We prefer a 15:1 coffee to water ratio and a 32 grind setting on an Encore grinder


Heat kettle of filtered water to 195-205 degrees
Add 34g of freshly ground coffee
Pre-heat French Press with hot water then drain
Start timer
Slowly pour all the hot water in container
Make sure there are no dry grounds at the top of the bloom
Briefly stir so that all the coffee is thoroughly saturated
Set plunger just inside the top of the brewer
Press coffee slowly and evenly at 4:00