There are numerous methods to brew the ideal cup of coffee. If you're looking for an affordable option, the French press is a highly cost-effective way to enhance your brewing experience. The essential factors for using a French press are the coffee-to-water ratio and timing. To ensure precise timing, our exclusive French press timer guides you through the step-by-step process of creating the perfect cup of coffee consistently. All you require is a French press, 5 minutes, and your preferred coffee roast.
Begin by grinding your coffee beans. When grinding at home, it's important to achieve a consistently coarse grind. Personally, I prefer grinding the beans while I heat the water. For optimal outcomes, it's recommended to use freshly ground coffee. However, if you don't own a grinder, your nearby store can adjust their grinder to a coarse or French press setting upon request.
To achieve the desired taste, it's important to maintain a coffee-to-water ratio of 1 part coffee to 12 parts water. If available, using a digital scale is the best way to ensure this precise ratio. For instance, if you have one litre of water, you'll need approximately 84 grams of coffee. In case you don't have a digital scale, a rough estimate would be around 16 tablespoons of ground coffee.
Once your water reaches a rolling boil, carefully pour it into the French press, then add the measured coffee. Now, it's time to click the start brewing button and let the coffee bloom for 30 seconds. This process enhances the flavours and aromas.
Gently pour the measured amount of water into the French press, and let the coffee sit for 30 seconds to begin the extraction process.
With a gentle hand, stir the coffee for 10 seconds. Afterward, use a scoop to remove and discard any foam that forms on top.
Allow the coffee to rest for a period of 4 minutes and 30 seconds without any disturbance.
Delicately press down the plunger, then pour your brewed coffee into your cup(s) or mug(s). Give it a moment to cool down, and then enjoy the delightful taste sensations!