The Journey
December 18, 2015

French Press Brew Guide

1. Weigh

To brew a 1 L French press, first weigh 60 grams of coffee.

If you don't have a scale, this is roughly four tablespoons or four 15 mL scoops of coffee. The goal is to achieve a 1:17 coffee to water ratio.

2. Grind

Grind the coffee at a coarse setting. If your coffee is pre-ground, skip to step 3.

3. Fill

Add coffee to the French press. Start a timer for four minutes, then vigorously pour hot water over the grounds so that they are evenly wet. Fill the press with hot water, leaving room for the lid.

4. Steep

Wait until your 4-minute timer ends so that your coffee can fully steep.

5. Stir

As soon as the timer ends, quickly stir the grounds, careful not to damage your French press if it is glass.

6. Press

After stirring, attach the lid and press the filter down slowly and steadily.

7. Enjoy

Your brew is now ready to drink!

Pro tip: Your coffee will begin to taste gritty if you leave it in the press. Transfer it to a thermos immediately to keep it hot and delicious.