Plunger (French Press) Brewing
- Measure Coffee and Water: For a standard 8-cup French Press, measure around 28 grams of coarsely ground coffee for every 240ml of water. Adjust the amount based on your taste preferences and the size of your French Press.
- Preheat the French Press: Preheat the French Press by rinsing it with hot water. This helps maintain the brewing temperature.
- Add Coffee and Water: Add the coffee grounds into the French Press. Slowly pour hot water (around 93°C) over the coffee, saturating all the grounds. Give it a gentle stir to ensure even extraction.
- Steep the Coffee: Place the plunger on top of the French Press but do not press it down yet. Let the coffee steep for about 4-5 minutes. Adjust the steeping time based on your preference for stronger or milder coffee.
- Press and Pour: After the steeping time, slowly press the plunger down, separating the coffee grounds from the liquid. Apply gentle and steady pressure. Once pressed, pour the brewed coffee into cups or a carafe immediately to prevent over-extraction.
- Serve and Enjoy: Pour the freshly brewed coffee into cups and serve. The coffee may continue to extract if left in the French Press, so it's best to transfer it to another container or serve it right away. Add milk, cream, or sweeteners if desired.
Remember, these brewing instructions are general guidelines. Feel free to adjust the coffee-to-water ratios, brewing times, and other variables to suit your taste preferences and the specific equipment you have.
For any questions or advice regarding your your coffee extraction, chat to our team of experienced coffee professionals, we will be able to give you professional advice. Enjoy it!