How to Brew: French Press
How to brew using a French Press:
This method works by the infusion process.
- To a 32 oz French Press Pot add approximately 8 tablespoons (2oz.) of coarse ground coffee. (For other sizes, use about 2 tablespoons per 8 oz. of Press Pot volume. [Note: not per 8 oz of water]
- Pour hot water (brought just to the boil then cooled for 1 minute) over the coarse ground coffee being sure to saturate all of the coffee and fill the pot.
- Wait exactly 4 minutes (after 1 minute stir and add additional water if necessary to be sure pot is full) and put press top on pot. At exactly 4 minutes begin to push the press down slowly to force grounds to bottom of pot.
- Pour coffee as soon as pressed. If you made more than one cup, do not leave in press pot. It will over-extract and become bitter. Simply pour into a thermal carafe to drink later.