Brewing Guide: French Press

  French Press Making Coffee with Organic Coast Roast Coffee

French press coffee is dense and heavy, yet it has its own sort of elegance. It's incredibly simple – add coffee, water, cover, stir and press. This full-immersion brewing with a filtered pour results in a satisfying, bodied cup of coffee. To achieve a full expression of the coffee, decant it immediately after brewing so it does not become bitter. It only takes four minutes to brew. For best results utilize high quality Coast Roast beans, a burr grinder, a reliable scale, and filtered water.

 

Step 1: Boil Water & Preheat Brewer 

Heat your water to 205 degrees. Warm up your empty French Press by rinsing it with hot water.

Step 2: Measure and Grind

Weigh out 22g of whole bean coffee. Using a coffee to water ratio of 1:15 is ideal for the French press. This ratio will help you scale up or down for different size presses.  Grind should be a very course grind.

Step 3: Add Coffee

Discard the rinse water.  Pour your ground coffee into the French Press and level the bed of grounds.

Step 4: Add Water

Place everything on your scale. Tare scale to zero.  Start timer, fill brewer halfway with hot water, saturating all grounds.

Step 5: Stir

When the timer reaches 1 minute, stir the coffee to help evenly saturate the grounds.  Use a wooden spoon or spatula to break the top layer we call the crust. Give it a gentle stir, mixing the grounds evenly with the water.

Step 6: Add Remaining Water

Fill brewer with water, reaching the appropriate final weight (330g). Carefully put the lid onto the press, allowing the plunger to rest just above the surface of the brewing coffee.

Step 7: Press

When the timer reaches 4 minutes, gently remove from the scale, slowly press down the plunger.

Step 8: Serve and Enjoy

Serve immediately, pour coffee into a carafe or mug to avoid over extraction. If the coffee sits on the grounds too long, it continues to extract and will become bitter.  Enjoy!

 

Notes:

Making the perfect cup of coffee can take time a patience but we can help you speed along the process.  You will need to adjust the ratio based on your method of brewing, type of coffee, and personal preference.  This ratio is not necessarily a perfect number but it will provide a great starting point; adjust the ratio for stronger or weaker to your taste.

What You'll Need

1 -French Press Brewer

2 -Fresh, whole bean organic Coast Roast coffee

3 -Filtered Water

4 -Grinder (burr grinder recommended)

5 -Kettle

6 -Scale

7 -Timer

8 -Wooden Spoon

9 -Mug

 

Coffee Water Ratio

We recommend starting with a 1:15 ratio. This means for every 15 grams of water; 1 gram of coffee is needed. This converts to about 3 tablespoons of coffee for every 1 cup of water.

Experiment to find the ratio that works for your taste (stronger- 1:14; weaker-1:18).