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How to Make French Press Coffee: Overview

1. Use fresh-roasted, high quality coffee beans
2. Grind coarsely, ideally with a good burr grinder
3. Measure 1 TBSP for coffee for every 4 ounces of water and put in bottom of pot
4. Bring the water just to a boil and let it cool for about 30 seconds, and pour over grounds
5. Start the timer for 4 minutes, and let the grounds steep for about a minute
6. Stir the pot so as to get an even and optimal extraction
7. Put the top on the press pot and push partway down
8. Pour coffee into cup and enjoy!

That is a basic overview of making French Press coffee. There are some variables in the process, but these steps are common. We’ll be looking at these steps more closely in the coming months.

For more information, visit the following websites:
http://coffeegeek.com/guides/presspot
http://www.wikihow.com/Use-a-French-Press-or-Cafetiere

2 Responses to “How to Make French Press Coffee: Overview”

  1. >Start the timer for 4 minutes, and let the grounds steep for about a minute
    Excuse me, wut?

  2. After putting in the hot water, carbon dioxide will cause foaming at the top (otherwise called a ‘bloom’). It needs some time to release the CO2, then stir, then put the top on.