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How to Brew Perfect French Press Coffee

French Press Coffee Maker

It is said that the French Press Coffee Maker is the most convenient coffee brewing device, is it true? Let’s talk it over today~

A French press, is also known as a cafetière, сafetière à piston, Cafeteria, press pot, coffee press, or coffee plunger. It is a coffee brewing device patented by Italian designer Attilio Calimani in 1929.

It is not only least time-consuming, but also extract a cup of wonderful coffee, so it’s getting increasingly popular nowadays.

How to Brew Perfect French Press Coffee

  1. Measure the coffee beans: Measure out 1/2 cup coffee beans.
  2. Grind the coffee beans: Grind the beans on the coarsest setting in a burr grinder. If you don’t have a burr grinder, grind in brief, sharp pulses in a blade grinder, stopping every couple seconds to invert the grinder and give it a sharp shake while holding the lid on. Your coffee grounds should be rough and coarse, but still evenly-sized, without a lot of fine grit. And then pour the grounds into the French press.
  3. Heat the water to boiling, then cool for 1 minute. Measure 4 cups water. Water for French press coffee should be heated to 195°F. This is below boiling, which is 212°F at sea level. Heat the water in a stovetop or electric kettle to boiling, then take off the heat for about 1 full minute before making the coffee. If you want to make extra-sure it’s the right temperature, use a thermometer to check.
  4. Add the water: Add the full 4 cups of hot water to the French press.
  5. Stir the brew: Stir vigorously, using an up and down motion.
  6. Steep for 4 minutes: Four minutes will produce a robust brew. If you want to tweak your French press as you learn its nuances, you may find that different roasts of coffee do better with slightly longer or shorter steeping times.
  7. Plunge the press: When the timer goes off, immediately press the plunger all the way to the bottom. Last but not least, Drink the coffee immediately.

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