Smooth Waters | French Press
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FRENCH PRESS

Sometimes criticized by purists, the French press can provide a great cup of coffee. Its achilles’ heel is proneness to over-extraction, so recommend transferring the entire pot to a carafe once pressed, or being sure to only use a single-serve-sized press.

TOOLS

  • French Press
  • Coffee
  • Grinder
  • Scale
  • Timer
  • Wooden Spoon

DIRECTIONS

  • Boil approximately 600g water for a 2-cup press.
  • Grind 64g of coffee coarsely and then pour about 250g of water to allow it to bloom. Give it a gentle stir and wait 30 seconds.
  • Pour the remainder of the water and let the coffee steep for precisely four minutes.
  • Press the coffee firmly (it should give about 15-20lbs resistance—too much and your grind was too fine; too little and it was overly coarse).

Pour immediately, and enjoy your coffee!