Easy French Press Tutorial

How to make a French Press without all the bells and whistles! Well, in our new video, we've got you covered!

Introduction

The French Press is an interesting brewing method. Often people believe it is the "oldest" brewing method because of its lack of technology. However, this is NOT the case. I actually have a picture of a US patent for one of the original French Presses and it wasn't submitted until the 20th century! (For reference, humans have been drinking coffee for between 500-1,000 years, depending on who you ask) Though it doesn't have any electronic "tech" as we think of it today, it is quite advanced: think about the coil spring that seals the fine metal mesh, plunging through hot water, separating the grounds from the beverage liquid. It's magical!

I digress...The French Press is considered a full immersion brew method. Simply put, the coffee grounds are fully immersed in the beverage water and not separately filtered.

Watch our video tutorial and read the written instructions below...Also, extra points for those who can name the musical piece in the video!

Items Needed

  • 8-cup French Press
  • Simple electric blade grinder
  • Any hot-water kettle (you don't need a fancy electric one)
  • Your favorite coffee!

Steps

  • Boil your water
  • Measure 10 tablespoons of coffee
  • Grind in blade grinder while shaking lightly
  • GRIND FOR 6 SECONDS
  • Add grounds to French press and level them off
  • Wet the grounds
  • SIT FOR 30 SECONDS
  • Fill water to just below the pour spout of the French press
  • SIT FOR 30 SECONDS
  • Put the plunger in and push down just a tad
  • SIT FOR 30 SECONDS
  • Press!
  • Pour!
  • Enjoy!

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