French press was invented in 1929 and is a low-maintenance and easy-to-use brewing method. When you know how to use it, it offers a really consistent brew. If you buy a big enough plunger, it’s a great brewing device for making multiple cups of heavy-bodied coffee in only 4 minutes.
The best coffee for a French press..
We recommend going for a lighter roasted bean and ideally a course grind to use in a plunger. If your coffee tastes too acidic, try grinding it a little finer.
How to make perfect coffee with a plunger. Step-by-step instructions.
- You’ll ideally want to use 65-70 grams of coffee per 1 litre of water. Be sure to adjust these measurements based on the size of cafetiere you have
- Pre-heat your cafetiere by pouring hot water into it. Then pour this water away
- Grind your coffee beans to a course grind (similar to filter coffee).
- Add your coffee to the plunger, it’s helpful to stir a little to make sure all the grounds are wet.
- Add the lid but don’t press down.
- After 4-5 minutes, slowly press down.
- Once you’ve done that, pour immediately otherwise the coffee will continue to extract and will become bitter.
What you'll need
- Boiling Water (250g)
- Coffee grinder
- Digital Scale
- Coffee cup
- Coffee beans (15g)
How long it takes
From bean to cup