How to Brew Awesome Coffee in Your French Press

Supplies Needed:

French Press

Grinder (if using whole bean)

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Table Spoon 


Filtered Water 

Coffee Cup 

French Press Coffee is simple to prepare and produces a wonderful full bodied cup of coffee. There is not much that can go wrong when preparing your coffee with a press. With that being said, here are a few tips to improve your French Press experience:

Be sure to buy quality whole bean coffee and grind it just before use, remember it all starts with good coffee. 

Over-extraction is the main cause for a bitter cup. We recommend you decant the coffee immediately after its done brewing to avoid this issue.

An uneven grind can contribute to bitterness. Be sure to use a burr grinder to ensure a nice even grind. Check out our selection of hand burr grinders, Skerton Pro Coffee MillSmall Ceramic Coffee MillHario Coffee Mill Canister

Do not use boiling-hot water, as it can scorch the coffee and cause bitterness. The ideal brewing temperature is around 200°F. Take a look at our Electric Bouno​ Kettle to heat your water quickly and to the right temperature every time. 

Thoroughly clean your French Press after each use to wash away any oils left behind from your previous brew.

Brewing Steps 

  • Fill kettle with filtered water. Heat water between 195-205 degrees. Just under a boil.
  • Grind coffee beans, use a coarse grind (should resemble bread crumbs)
  • Place grounds into the press. We recommend 1-2tbs per 6ozs water. The amount of grounds will vary depending on the size of your press and your personal taste preference. Our Double Glass Coffee Press is perfect for making French Press coffee for two. For single serving French Press coffee take a peek at our Cafe Press
  • Pour hot water over grounds. You can stir the mixture to ensure all the grounds are wet, if need be.
  • Place the plunger on top of the Press, do not plunge.
  • Let the Coffee steep for 4-6 minutes.
  • Slowly and gently press the plunger all the way down.
  • Pour yourself a cup of handcrafted deliciousness!
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