Brewing Coffee Using A French Press

Brewing Coffee Using A French Press

The French Press or better known as the Plunger in Australia is a great example of simplicity when it comes to brewing coffee. Brewing using a French Press allows the user to scale up or scale down their recipe depending on how many people you may be accommodating. The French Press produces a full bodied cup that can accommodate milk thanks to its full immersion brew method.

What you’ll need:

  • French Press
  • 36g freshly ground espresso or filter roast (consistency of flakes of rock salt)
  • 800g boiling water
  • Digital Scales
  • Stirring spoon

See below for our step by step guide for brewing coffee with a French Press (serves 4 people)

  1. Freshly grind 36g of coffee on a coarse setting (consistency of flakes of rock salt).
  2. Pour coffee into French Press and fill with 800g of boiling water.
  3. Stir so all the grounds are saturated and start timer.
  4. Put the lid on, but do not plunge. Allow to brew for 3 minutes
  5. Remove the lid and stir. Use a spoon to remove the crust.
  6. Replace the lid and allow to brew for a further 3 minutes
  7. Plunge coffee and serve. If you do not want your coffee to continue extracting then decant into a serving vessel.


  • If you brewing for two people then half the recipe
  • If you can’t plunge the French Press with two fingers it means your grind setting is too fine, try grinding your coffee more coarsely.
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