If you’re looking to indulge for your morning brew, French press is the way to go.
Rich and smooth, it easily pairs with a chocolate or almond croissant.
For the most comprehensive experience, you’ll want a hand grinder, a kettle and scales to go with your press.
The perfect French-press cup requires careful measuring and excellent timing.
Grinding your own beans is the best way to go because you can get the coarse grind needed for the best taste and filtration. Grind coffee immediately before use. Coffee begins to stale as soon as it is ground
We’re basing this recipe off an 8 cup plunger, but we’ve included a chart to adjust to your size at the bottom.
Method for 8 Cup Plunger
- Preheat your mug and plunger pot with hot water. Discard this water before moving to the next step.
- Add 58g (6 tbsp) of coarsely ground coffee to the plunger.
- Pour in 800mL of 96ºC water whilst stirring, to fill the Plunger up to ~5cm from the top.
- Sit the plunger on top of the pot and let the coffee brew for 4-6 minutes.
- Using just the weight of your hand, apply slight pressure on top of the plunger knob to lower the plunger straight down into the pot. Lowering the plunger slowly with minimal pressure produces best results.
- Push plunger only ¾ of the way down to minimise sediment in your cup
- Pour slowly and share with friends (or drink it all yourself).
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|5 heaped teaspoons||3 heaped teaspoons||6 heaped teaspoons||9.5 heaped teaspoons|