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)
- Freshly grind 36g of coffee on a coarse setting (consistency of flakes of rock salt).
- Pour coffee into French Press and fill with 800g of boiling water.
- Stir so all the grounds are saturated and start timer.
- Put the lid on, but do not plunge. Allow to brew for 3 minutes
- Remove the lid and stir. Use a spoon to remove the crust.
- Replace the lid and allow to brew for a further 3 minutes
- 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.