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French Press - Brewing Guide

The French press (or cafetière) is a dependable coffee brewer.
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The straightforward process of steeping coffee grounds in hot water for around three to four minutes, then straining with a metal filter means that the variables can be somewhat relaxed (although pre-heated glass, fresh beans, filtered water, and the right grind consistency make a big difference).

In fact, many home brewers swear by using only one scoop of coffee for each cup, making a strong case for the supreme simplicity of brewing good coffee at home.

You will need:

  • French Press

  • Kettle

  • Scales

  • Timer

  • Ground coffee, course grind (50g per litre)


  1. Add all the ground coffee

  2. Pour hot water to half way

  3. Stir

  4. Fill to the top

  5. Leave to brew = approx 3 mins

  6. Plunge and pour

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