Step 1: Warm up the press
Warm up your empty French Press by rinsing it with very hot water. This helps maintain the temperature while brewing for best extraction.
Step 2: Measure and grind
Measure out your coffee and grind it as coarse as breadcrumbs.
Step 3: Add Water
Now that your French Press is warmed up, discard the hot water and add coffee into the empty press. Start your count-up timer as soon as you add hot water. Fill it up to the top saturating all the grounds, making sure that there are no dry spots.
Step 4: Let It Sit, Then Break & Stir
Leave it sit for four minutes to develop flavour. Break the crust then stir three times. Scrape the foam off using one or two spoons. Then discard the foam.
Step 5: Leave it sit again
Let the coffee sit for another five minutes. This allows all the small pieces to fall to the bottom and for the coffee to cool down a little.
Step 6: Don’t Press
Put the filter on top of the mixture, not fully down. Use the filter just to filter the coffee, not to press.
Step 7: Serve
Pour the coffee slowly so you don’t disturb the coffee at the bottom. Leave the coffee in the press if you like, the coffee isn’t over extracting in it!