Using a French Press

Using a French press or a cafetiere is probably the easiest way to a great tasting coffee.  As with any brewing method, the key parameters should be observed: your water should be 92-93 deg C, you should use 6 g of coffee per every 100 ml of water and the brewing time should not exceed five minutes.

  1. Having boiled the water, swirl it in the pot and discard it.
  2. Add the ground coffee to the empty pot.
  3. When water reached 93 deg C, cover the ground coffee with about a quarter of the required water and let it stand for about 30 seconds, letting the coffee bloom and the resultant foam to rise and fall.
  4. Pour another quarter of the required water and gently mix the brew with a tea spoon.
  5. In about 30 seconds, add the rest of water and gently mix the brew with a tea spoon again.
  6. In about 30 seconds, place the plunger cap on the pot cylinder, depressing the plunger just enough so that the top of the grounds are held under the water and wait for the overall brewing process time to reach about 4 minutes.
  7. Press the plunger slowly all the way down and serve coffee immediately.
  8. Enjoy!