French Press / Cafetiere

Expert instruction from our Baristas for the classic french press.

Preparation

  1. Fill your French press with hot water. Leave the hot water to heat up the French Press including plunger before discarding this water.
  2. Pour the ground coffee into the French Press using the correct ratio and gently shake it to settle.

Brewing

  1. Add about half your water into the French Press and start your timer.
  2. At the 30 sec mark, gently give your coffee a stir to make sure all the grounds are well saturated.
  3. Fill the French Press with the remaining water and place the lid on, plunger pulled up.
  4. Wait for 4 minutes. Then softly push down the plunger to filter the coffee from the water.

Equipment:

  • French Press / Cafetiere
  • Kettle
  • Digital kitchen scales 
  • Timer (we used our phone for this)
  • Coffee

Coffee / Water Ratio

  • 3-cup = 17g coffee / 275ml water
  • 4-cup = 27g coffee / 430ml water
  • 8-cup = 54g coffee / 860ml water