French Press (Immersion)
Coffee 14 grams (Freshly Coarse Ground)
Water 250 grams/ml
Brewing Time 4mins
Roast Between 2 to 14 days from the roast date
Heat up your french press beaker and metal disk components by pouring in hot water and plunging down. Leave the hot water in while you prepare your beans.
Coarse grind your beans to something like a grain of raw sugar. This is your starting point.
Discard pre-heated water from french press.
Remove the plunger from the beaker.
Starting your timer, pour in your ground coffee, and 50grams of hot water, completely saturating all the ground with water. Allow the coffee to bloom.
At 30secs, pour 200grams of water into the beaker. Stir gently but well, for another 10 seconds.
Place the plunger on top of the beaker, but do not plunge it down.
At 4mins, plunge down and pour ALL the coffee and serve immediately. Do not leave any remaining coffee in the beaker as the coffee will continue to extract when still in contact with the grounds.
The French Press is possibly the closest thing to cupping a coffee : Just Coffee + Water. Without a filter in the equation, the coffee oils are preserved in the brew. The French Press is great for you if you like a fuller, richer cup. Others prefer filter methods as the paper filter holds back most of the oils to the brew for a cleaner, more refined cup.
Cleaning out the grounds from the french press, however, can be messy and time consuming. For a similar but fuss-free method, see the Clever Dripper.
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