Learn the ratio to make the best coffee you’ve ever had with this simple recipe! With these tips and tricks, brewing a hot, tasty cup of French press coffee at home is super easy.
- 1/4 cup coffee beans (20g)
- 2 cups water (473 ml)
- Heat the French press. Fill the French press with very hot tap water and let it sit for a minute to warm up, then pour out the water.
- Grind the beans until they're the size of breadcrumbs or kosher salt. Pour the grounds into the French press carafe.
- Boil the water. When it comes to a boil, let it cool for 1 minute.
- Pour half of the water over the grounds. Make sure to saturate all the grounds. Let it brew for 1 minute, then gently stir. Pour the rest of the water on top, put the lid on with the plunger rod up, and let it brew for 3 more minutes.
- Push down the plunger slowly.
- Pour the coffee immediately into a mug or carafe. It will continue to brew if it's left in the French press with the grounds, making it bitter and muddy.
- It's best to use a burr grinder, since it grinds the beans into equally sized pieces. If you don't have a burr grinder, use a regular grinder and just shake the canister a couple times to mix up the grounds.
- Don't use re-boiled water that's been sitting in the kettle; it won't taste as fresh.
- Be careful not to let the coffee brew too long, because it will make it bitter. Experiment with different brewing times based on your personal preferences and the roast you're using.
- If you find that there's a lot of muddy grounds, try stacking a second or third mesh filter in the French press plunger and grinding the beans more evenly. Also, try filtering it through a paper towel-lined sieve to catch the extra sediment.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Beverages
- Method: Boiled
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: ratio, grind