The French Press is generally known for its inexpensive and easy-to-follow method. While most brewing methods consist of water filtering through coffee grounds, this method involves the coffee and water steeping together. This gives the coffee a consistent flavour and extraction.
The French Press Method
The water to coffee ratio can always be adjusted according to your taste, we recommend 8.5g per 100 mL of water (i.e. 5 heaped teaspoons per standard cup).
Building your Coffee:
- Boil around 250mL fresh water.
- Grind 22g of coffee to a coarse grind (we offer a free grinding service with all coffee purchased!)
- Preheat your french press with boiling water and discard before adding coffee.
- Place on a weighing scales. Tare the balance, then add your 22g coffee to the press.
- Pour ~40 g of hot water initially to saturate the grounds.
- After 30 seconds add the remaining water, allowing it to steep for 3.5 minutes.
- Steadily plunge the filter to the bottom.