Quick + Easy French Press
Series: Quick + Easy
We use 1.6–2 grams of coffee per fluid ounce of water; our recipe makes about 32 ounces (900 grams) of brewed coffee.
- French press (we use the Bodum Chambord 8 cup)
- 60 grams freshly-roasted coffee
- Stirring utensil
- Hot water (195–205 F)
- Grinder (we recommend burr grinders for consistency and performance)
Let's Brew This!
Heat 900 grams of water to boil and let cool
Grind the appropriate amount of coffee just before brewing
Grind should be medium-coarse roughly the size of coarsely cracked pepper
Add ground coffee to French press carafe and level the bed
Wet all grounds and fill the carafe about halfway with hot water
Stir the grounds to encourage even brewing–this helps to release CO2 gas.
Add the remaining water
Pour evenly to the top
Press down just enough to create a seal. Let the coffee brew about 4 minutes.
At about 4 minutes, the coffee is ready to filter.
Press down slowly to avoid overly-agitating the coffee. Align the spout so it’s ready to pour.
Serve and enjoy!
Decant any remaining coffee to fully stop brewing in the press.