French Press Coffee

Try something new with your breakfast beverage! This is a step-by-step breakdown on how to make French Press Coffee.

French Press Coffee



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    • Quality coffee beans

    • Boiling water

    • French Press coffee maker

    • Electric or hand-crank coffee grinder


    • Pour 1-2 cups boiling water in the French press and let it sit for a few minutes while you grind your coffee. This heats the press so you wont lose any temperature later.

    • Grind your coffee beans (COURSE GRIND ONLY!) and avoid pre-ground beans for this. The pre-ground bags are for your machines and a French press needs a larger, more course grind. A hand grinder or electric grinder are your best friends here and it makes all the difference in the world.

    • Dump the hot water from the French press into your coffee mug to allow your mug to heat up while your coffee is prepared. 

    • Add your coffee grounds to the French press. Pour 1 cup of boiling water over the grounds to dampen. Pause a moment and allow the grounds to soak up the water and then add the rest of the boiling water over the grounds (15:1 Ratio of water to coffee grounds, or roughly 3 tablespoons of grounds per cup of water). Let this sit for 4 minutes without touching.

    • After steeping for 4 minutes, press down on the plunger. Pour immediately into your cup and enjoy! 

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