How to make coffee with a French Press

Classic, timeless, and one of the oldest, most reliable ways of brewing filter coffee at home. The french press is extremely simple to use, requires minimal preparation, and makes great tasting, full-bodied coffee. This brewer uses no filter papers and is easy to clean; all you need is hot water, coffee, and you're ready to brew! A must have for all coffee lovers.

What you'll need

Nice to have

  • STEP 1

    Measure how much coffee you need

    Measure out 30g of ground coffee and place it into the brewer. If you don't have a weighing scale, you'll want roughly 2 heaped tablespoons.

  • STEP 2

    Get the right coffee to water ratio

    Pour 500g/500ml of hot water over your coffee.

  • STEP 3

    Stir the grounds

    Gently stir the coffee to make sure all of your grounds are saturated by the water.

  • STEP 4

    Let the coffee brew

    Pop the lid on-top, but don't plunge just yet. Set your timer for a minimum of 4 minutes - the longer your brew, the more flavours you'll extract from the coffee and the stronger your brew will be.

  • STEP 5

    Press your coffee

    Push the plunger down so it sits just below the surface of the liquid. Pour your coffee.

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