Brewing Guide – The French Press

woman driinking brewed coffee

The classic French press, also known as a coffee plunger or cafetiere, is an infusion brewer. This means the water and coffee steep together before a metal mesh is pushed through the brew to filter it. The French press is simple and easy to use, and the relatively larger metal mesh allows some coffee oils through, resulting in a richer body with great texture.


Coffee Grind: Medium

Coffee-to-Water Ratio: 35g / 500ml (1:14)

  1. Preheat the French press with hot water and then discard the water. Place press on scale on zero/tare it.
  2. Add your preferred amount of ground coffee, checking weight, and then zero/tare when at required level.
  3. Add the correct amount of water for your preferred ratio, pouring quickly to get all the coffee wet.
  4. Stir the coffee twice and then let steep for 3:30 – 4:00 minutes
  5. After 4 minutes, stir again gently, wait 30 seconds
  6. Skim foam and floating particles off with a spoon.
  7. Insert mesh plunger on top of press, and plunge gently down until grounds are collected at bottom.
  8. Allow to rest for 30 seconds to 1 minute, then pour slowly into your cups to cool for a little.



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