The French press process can be summed up in as little as saying: boil water, pour over coffee grounds, wait six minutes, then press! However, since some systems may be a little more complex, Koffee Kult recommends sticking to the following steps when using your French press.
Step 1: Bring roughly 10.5 ounces of water to a boil at 200 degrees.
Step 2: Weigh out 20 grams of 100% Arabica Medium Roast coffee beans, ground coarsely.
Step 3: Fill your French Press about ½ full with the boiling water (cooled 30 seconds) and press the plunger all the way down to the bottom and swirl. This will help warm up your French press so that it is ready to be used. After 10 seconds of swirling the water, pour it out.
Step 4: This part is called the “bloom”. Pour the 20 grams of ground coffee into the French press and pour your five ounces of water on top, making sure that you are distributing the water evenly and saturating all of the coffee grounds.
Step 5: Let the water sit on the saturated grounds for 30 seconds and then stir the coffee gently for five seconds to break up the crust-like layer that formed during the bloom process.
Step 6: After everything has been mixed evenly with the first five ounces of water, pour the remaining five ounces of water on top, place the lid on your French press, and make sure that the plunger is all the way at the top.
Step 7: Let the coffee seep for another four minutes.
Step 8: Very slowly and carefully press the plunger all the way down to filter the grounds from the coffee.
Step 9: Don’t let it sit too long in the French press or your coffee will turn bitter; instead, immediately pour your coffee and enjoy!