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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 / litre, 7oz / gallon)


  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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