Brewing Guide:

French Press

What you need:

  • 8 cup French Press brewer
  • Grinder
  • 56g (8 Tablespoons) of fresh coffee
  • Hot water just off the boil (about 205°F)
  • Wooden spoon or coffee paddle
  • Scale
  • Timer
  • Mug
IMMERSION 3 cups 4 cups 8 cups 12 cups
COFFEE 22g 28g 56g 85g
BREW TIME 4 min 4 min 4 min 4 min
WATER 330g 425g 850g 1275g
  1. Measure out 56g (about 8 Tablespoons) of coffee and grind it as coarse as breadcrumbs.
  2. Pour hot water—not quite boiling—into the pot, and gently stir
  3. Carefully reinsert the plunger into the pot, stopping just above the water and ground coffee (do not plunge yet).
  4. At 1 minute, use a wooden spoon or spatula to break the top layer we call the crust. We prefer to use wood and not metal so you don’t accidentally crack the glass. Give it a good stir.
  5. Let stand for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Press the plunger down slowly, exerting steady pressure.
  7. Note: If the coffee sits on the grounds too long, it continues to extract and will become bitter.
  8. To clean the French Press, we find it easiest to add a little water to the grounds, give it a good swirl, and empty into the trash or compost bin.
  9. Use mild detergent, and dry thoroughly.