How to use a French press

french press

Finally got my hands on one of these beauties. Now, I was contemplating a cappuccino machine but currently don’t have the space. So why not get the French Press? It’s perfect for small spaces and a quick caffeine boost. Oh and the coffee comes out delish!

  1. Though it’s best to start with whole beans and then grind them, you can definitely use ready-to-brew ground coffee. The best amount is one tablespoon for every cup of water you add. So, let’s say you want to make four cups of coffee, you would need four tablespoons of ground coffee. Now that you have added your ground coffee, it’s time to boil water. Tip: Do not try boiling water in the French Press. Boil the water in a pot or teapot.
  2. Once water has boiled, let it sit off the fire for 30 seconds. Then, slowly pour the water into the French Press. You can stir the coffee a little. Tip: Make sure your utensil is of plastic or wood material so it won’t scratch the press.
  3. Cover the press and let the coffee brew for four minutes.
  4. After four minutes, slowly push the plunger down to separate the grounds from the coffee. Now you can enjoy your French Press brewed café. Tip: If you made more than you need, you can save the rest of the coffee in a glass jar or bottle. Do not leave the coffee in the French Press cause it will keep soaking the grounds.


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