The French Press has been around since 1929. Extremely simple and easy to use, the French Press has become a very popular full immersion home-brewing device. Our recipe brews two cups, but can be halved for more a single-cup recipe.
Coffee Dose: 45 grams
Grind Size: Setting 23 to 25 on the Baratza Encore (or 900 to 1000 µm)
Water Dose: 700 milliliters
Water Temp: 205°F
Brew Time: 4:00 steep
Brew Mass: 640 grams
Target TDS: ~1.25%
- Fill kettle with at least 700 milliliters of water and bring to 205°
- Weigh out 45 grams of whole bean coffee
- Grind coffee just before brewing
- Place your French Press on a scale
- Pour ground coffee into your French Press
- Gently tap the side of the brewer to even out the settled coffee grounds
- Tare scale to zero
- Begin pouring water at 205° and start timer
- Pour 700 milliliters of water on top of coffee grounds (700 grams on the scale)
- Pour water in a spiral motion, ensuring all coffee grounds are wet
- Stir the coffee after pouring the water to eliminate clumps and ensure even brewing
- Replace lid of French Press to retain the heat.
- Gently press down the piston just enough to keep all ground coffee submerged under the surface of the water
- Allow your coffee to steep for 4:00 minutes
- After 4:00 minutes, slowly press down the piston all the way down to filter the coffee. Do not press down too quickly!
- Immediately pour your brewed coffee coffee into mugs or a decanter to avoid over extraction
- Serve fresh and enjoy!