French Press

French Press

The French Press is an oldie but a goodie. Reliable and forgiving – a brew method you can count on for a consistently good cup of coffee.

brew time 4 minutes
what you'll need

8-cup French Press


Stir stick or wooden spoon


56g (8 tablespoons) coffee – course grind

Hot water just off the boil

  • For best results start with whole bean coffee and grind with a burr grinder just before brewing.
  • Relax and have fun with this – brewing coffee is not an exact science.
  • Bring water to a boil.
  • Swirl a bit of hot water in French Press to preheat it. Discard water before moving on to Step 3.
  • Add coffee grounds and start timer as you fill French Press halfway with water, evenly saturating the grounds.
  • At 1:00 give it a good stir and bring water level to just below the spout.
  • At 4:00 press plunger all the way down with slow, steady pressure.
  • Serve and enjoy.