Approximate time guide:
00 - 30 seconds – bloom
30 - 40 seconds – pour
40 - 240 seconds – steep
240 - 260 seconds – plunge
Coarse ground coffee
- The exact amount will differ according to the size of your press, but we recommend sticking to a 1:12 coffee to water ratio for brewing using this method.
- Rinse all the equipment from the inside with hot water to ensure a hot brew.
- Pour twice the amount of water than you have coffee onto your grounds. For example, if you have 30 grams of coffee, you’ll want to start with 60 grams of water. Then give the grounds a gentle stir. Leave them for 30 seconds to allow the coffee to bloom.
- Pour the remaining water and place the lid gently on top of the grounds.A steep time of 4 minutes is recommended. If you leave the coffee in the French Press for too long, the grounds of the coffee will continue to extract and your coffee will get progressively bitter.
- After 4 minutes, press the filter down.If the plunger is too tough, the grind of your coffee is probably too fine. If it plunges too quickly, the grind is too coarse. The best plunge is always slow and smooth with just enough amount of pressure to finish plunging in 15 to 20 seconds. Serve immediately.
Caution: Overfilling the French Press might cause a spill when you plunge!