French Press

Brewing guide - French Press

This method of coffee preparation was already applied for patent by two frenchmen (Mayer and Delforge).

In 1929 the design was significantly improved by the Italian Attilia Calimani and gave the French press the form and design that has been maintained until today.

Coffee for Frenchpress

There is not one specific type of bean especially suited for this kind of coffee preparation. Depending on your preferences, aroma and taste of the chosen bean is beautifully developped when brewed with the french press.

In most cases, however, it is recommend using a lighter to medium roast with a high proportion of Arabica, 100% Arabica blends or single origins.

Coffees that we can recommend and enjoy: Caffe Varesina Top (intense taste, balanced aroma).

Grind level for French Press

The grindness for French press is coarse (coarser then for e.g. Drip Brew , a bit like sea salt)

Coffee grind level for French Press | Coarse

Amount of coffee

For the preparation of 1 Liter we recommend approx. 60g of ground coffee - 8 table spoons (7,5g per spoon).

This specifications should be seen as a rough guidance, depending on personal taste and type of coffee bean.

Best you try different doses and let yourself be surprised by the (positive) results !

Brewing Coffee with the Frenchpress

Brewing guide - French Press - ground coffee

1. | Grind your coffee

If possible use freshly ground coffee
Brewing guide - French Press - fill coffee

2. | Fill the French Press

Fill the appropriate amount of coffee in your French press
Brewing guide - French Press - pre heat water

3. | Pre-Heat water

Brewing guide - French Press - pour water

4. | Pour water

Now, pour hot, but not boiling, water in a circular motion on the coffee. The ideal water temperature is between 93 and 97 ° C. (Try different temperatures for the same coffee and let yourself be surprised by the results!).
Brewing guide - French Press - stir

5. | Stir

Stir the coffee so that it is evenly penetrated (and extracted).
Brewing guide - French Press - brew

6. | Close it up

Put on the top of the French Press.
Brewing guide - French Press - brew

7. | Let the coffee sit

Let the coffee brew between 3 (mild) and 5 minutes (strong). Put the top on the french press withoutt pressing it down.
Brewing guide - French Press - extract

8. | Press coffee

After your chosen brew time: push the press slowly and evenly down
Brewing guide - French Press - serve

9. | Enjoy

Serve and enjoy your coffee!
CAUTION: Should you not serve all the coffee at once: Pour the coffee into a carafe immediately to avoid over extraction and your coffee starts to taste bitter.

French Press Taste characteristics

French press coffee is characterized by a stronger taste and, unlike filter coffee where the coffee oils remain in the filter, more aroma and body.

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