Our 20oz french press includes easy instructions. Bring your coffee to its fullest potential and save money on filters.
How It’s Made
There are many theories about how to get the most from a French Press, but here is our preferred method:
- In a kettle or hotpot, start boiling enough filtered water to fill the press.
- Grind coffee beans to a coarse final result—the pieces should be about twice the size of sand or table salt, and most definitely not powdery. Dump the grounds into the cleaned and dried glass beaker of the press.
- As soon as the water boils, immediately pour it into the glass beaker over the grounds. Pour to just half an inch below the spout of the beaker.
- Stir the coffee slurry with a metal fork, pushing the floating grounds back into the hot water. Take care not to bang the sides of the beaker too hard with the fork. A wooden or plastic spoon may also be used.
- Top off beaker again to just below the pour spout. Put the lid of the press on.
- Let sit for 4 minutes.
- Press slowly but deliberately in one motion until the screen of the press has bottomed out. Note: If it is difficult to press, the grind is too fine. If too easy, the grind may be too coarse. Slight pressure is all it should take.
- Let the press sit for another minute or so to allow floating sediment to settle. (Or don’t and begin to drink right away. The sediment is coffee, after all.)
- Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee. Share if you must.