Quick + Easy French Press

Series: Quick + Easy

You'll Need

We use 1.6–2 grams of coffee per fluid ounce of water; our recipe makes about 32 ounces (900 grams) of brewed coffee.

  • Scale
  • French press (we use the Bodum Chambord 8 cup)
  • 60 grams freshly-roasted coffee
  • Stirring utensil
  • Kettle
  • Hot water (195–205 F)
  • Grinder (we recommend burr grinders for consistency and performance)

Let's Brew This!

1
Heat 900 grams of water to boil and let cool
2
Grind the appropriate amount of coffee just before brewing
Grind should be medium-coarse roughly the size of coarsely cracked pepper
3
Add ground coffee to French press carafe and level the bed
4
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.
5
Add the remaining water
Pour evenly to the top
6
Replace plunger
Press down just enough to create a seal. Let the coffee brew about 4 minutes.
7
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.
8
Serve and enjoy!
Decant any remaining coffee to fully stop brewing in the press.