Commonly referred to as full-immersion because the grounds are allowed to steep, the French Press is undoubtedly the most popular manual brew method around.
The French Press is a very forgiving brew method and because of its simple design and construction it is an affordable way to make consistently good coffee.
Learning how to use a French Press is simple, just stick with us and we will get you brewing in no time! With these instructions and a little care, your cup of coffee will be heavy, silky, and full of flavor.
HERES WHAT YOULL NEED
Fresh Coffee, ground coarsely
Stirring Utensil (not metal)
Digital Gram Scale, Tablespoon or 2 Tbsp. Coffee Scoop
Using the right coffee to water ratio is key to making exceptional coffee.
3 Cup (makes 1 serving): 17-19 grams coffee to 290 grams water (3-4 tablespoons coffee to 10 oz water)
8 Cup (makes 2-3 servings): 50-56 grams coffee to 784-850 grams water (10-11 tablespoons coffee to 30 oz water)
12 Cup (makes 4-5 servings): 82-88 grams coffee to 1350 grams water (1 measuring cup of coffee to 47 oz water)
STEP BY STEP BREWING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Heat your water up to 195-205F (Bring water to a boil then let it rest for 30-60 seconds).
2. Preheat French Press with some of that hot water for a better extraction. Don't forget to discard it before adding your coffee!
3. Weigh or measure your coffee (see chart) then grind on a coarse setting (around the #30 on the Baratza Encore).
4. Add the ground coffee to your French Press.
5. Start your timer and quickly pour proper amount of water over the coffee (No gram scale? Fill until the water line reaches around the top of chrome ring).
6. Give a gentle stir to ensure all the coffee grounds have been evenly wetted. If you have really fresh coffee, pour half of the water in, wait 30 seconds, stir, then add the rest so you don't overfill the brewer.
7. Set the plunger into the top of the brewer to retain heat, but do not press yet.
8. After 4:00 minutes, gently press the plunger all the way down.
9. Serve and enjoy!
- If you want a cleaner cup and have a little patience, wait about 4-5 minutes after you would normally, then press the filter down just below the water level (so as to not agitate the grounds at the bottom) and decant gently.
A CLEAN FRENCH PRESS MAKES BETTER TASTING COFFEE
All components of the Chambord product line are dishwasher safe
After each use:
Discard spent grounds from glass beaker, rinse and clean
Unscrew the filter assembly and clean
Don't pour those spent grinds down your drain, compost them!
Video instructions are different from the written instructions. If you are instructing us on how to make French Press coffee, why confuse the issue with 2 sets of instructions??