Background

The origin of the French press is in France, which explains its name. Although the name sounds like the word “espresso,” this brewing method is not intended for brewing espressos. One of the advantages of the French press is that it is easy to use, and all you need is the French press, water, and coffee.

The French press does not need filter paper, which gives the coffee a rich taste but can leave coffee residue in your cup. To minimize the amount of ground coffee in the coffee, use a press with a double-layer filter.

BREWING TIME

4 minutes

SERVING SIZE

10 Servings

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Step 1

Place pot on a dry and flat surface. Hold French Press firmly and pull out th plunger.

Step 2

Preheat the French press by pouring a little water into it and then emptying it.

Step 3

Pour the coffee into the press.  Add 7-8 grams (1 heaping tablespoon) of coffee to thee pot per 6.7 oz. of water.

Step 4

Pour hot water into the pot and gently stir the coffee grounds.

Step 5

Carefully reinsert the plunger into the pot, stopping just above the water and ground coffee. Do not plunge yet the French Press yet. Let stand for 4 minutes

Step 6

For best results, press the coffee grounds down gently with a spoon. Remove excess coffee and foam from the top of the coffee with the spoon.

Step 7

Put the plunger back in place and press it down evenly. Depending on the amount of coffee, the process should take about 15 to 45 seconds.

Step 8

Enjoy!

french press tips

French presses are easy to clean and are even dishwasher-safe. You can also use the press to make tea leaves. Also, try making your coffee cold with the French press!

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