Classic French Press

If you’re like me, you love French press coffee. But you probably also you have to Google the ratio of coffee to water every time you make it. This recipe is the one I generally follow, and it honestly makes a damn fine cup of coffee.

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Coarse ground coffee (1 heaping tbsp per 200ml of water)
Hot water (about 1 minute off the boil)
French press pot

  1. Add the measured, dry coffee grounds to your pot. *It's important that these grounds are coarse and even maybe even gritty so they don't pass through the mesh of your press.*
  2. Add hot water, just enough to a little more than cover the grounds. Stir the water and coffee with a long spoon, allowing the grounds to bloom for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the rest of the water to the coffee grounds, place the lid on top of the pot (with the plunger all the way up), and let steep for 3 minutes and 30 seconds.
  4. Once the time is up, press the plunger all the way down. The plunger will be a little resistant, but this shouldn’t be too difficult.
  5. Pour your coffee into mugs, and add any remaining coffee to a carafe (if it remains in the pot with the grounds for too long, it will become too strong/bitter).