The French Press is one of our favorite brew methods, particularly on a chilly morning while wearing your slippers and making breakfast. We prefer a slightly finer grind and a faster brew, resulting in a sweet, clear cup with exquisite complexity.
Step one: Measure coffee
Measure your whole bean coffee, using a 15:1 ratio.
Step two: Heat water
Heat your water. Ideal brewing water will be between 203-210 F. If using a lighter roast, err on the side of hotter. Make sure to use filtered water.
Step three: Grind coffee
Grind your coffee. Use a grind more similar to a Chemex grind. Medium coarse. This will allow the water more access to all the amazing flavors within the bean.
Step four: Preheat
Preheat and Pour your water into the press. After 30 seconds, discard that water and add your grinds.
Step five: Pour
Add coffee to French Press. Pour your water into the press, and stir your grounds somewhat aggressively. This will agitate them and help a more even extraction.
Step six: Wait
Wait four minutes, then plunge the stopper down. Optionally, once plunge wait an additional minute for grounds to settle. This will provide a cleaner cup - more free of sediment.
Step seven: Plunge & Enjoy
Press down slowly and evenly on the plunger. Pour into your favorite mug and achieve the Wonderstate.