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.

  1. 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
  2. Pre-heat your cafetiere by pouring hot water into it. Then pour this water away
  3. Grind your coffee beans to a course grind (similar to filter coffee).
  4. Add your coffee to the plunger, it’s helpful to stir a little to make sure all the grounds are wet.
  5. Add the lid but don’t press down.
  6. After 4-5 minutes, slowly press down.
  7. Once you’ve done that, pour immediately otherwise the coffee will continue to extract and will become bitter.
  8. Enjoy

What you'll need

  • Cafetiere
  • Boiling Water (250g)
  • Coffee grinder
  • Digital Scale
  • Timer
  • Coffee cup
  • Coffee beans (15g)

How long it takes

From bean to cup

4-5 Minutes