frenchpressFrench Press Coffee Brewing Method

The French press goes by various names around the world. The modern French press consists of a narrow cylindrical beaker, usually made of glass or clear plastic, equipped with a metal or plastic lid and plunger that fits tightly in the cylinder and has a fine wire or nylon mesh filter.

A cylindrical pot with a plunger and built-in filter screen that presses hot water through ground coffee: that’s the simple beauty of the French press, method of choice for many the world over, creating an earthy, rich taste in the cup.

Using tap water will handicap your flavour. You must use filtered or spring water. Nope, distilled water won’t work either — you need minerals to aid in the extraction process. So, only use cold filtered, or spring water.

The coffee beans make a difference in your cup of coffee. You need the best coffee in the world  shade-grown and freshly roasted coffee.

The secret is in the grind. medium to coarse with uniformity and consistency throughout.Very coarse grinds may clog the filter, while very fine grinds will pass through the filter, muddying the results.You need 2 tablespoons per 6 ounces.

You need a good filter. The best filter will keep the coffee grounds in the press — not in your cup. Bodum makes some of the best french presses. Their filters come in three pieces that you can take apart and clean.


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Place the pot on a dry, flat surface. Hold the handle firmly, then pull out the plunger.

Pre heat carafe : As till the grinding completes, you can pour some amount of hot water in the French press carafe for making it warm. This process helps you in maintaining the temperature of water while the brew ensues.


Coffee is brewed by placing the medium too coarse ground coffee in the empty beaker and adding hot (93-96 degrees Celsius, 200-205 degrees Fahrenheit) water, in proportions of about 28 grams (1 ounce) of coffee grounds to 450 ml (15 fluid ounces) of water, more or less to taste.

Put coffee grinds in the carafe and pour the hot water—not quite boiling (220 degrees Fahrenheit)—into the pot.

As you pour in the water, you need to stir a little bit so that the coffee can perfectly merge with water to extract the flavor and the essential oils. These oils will help in building the perfect taste in your cup.

Carefully reinsert the plunger into the pot, stopping just above the water and ground coffee (do not plunge yet), and let stand for 4 minutes.

After waiting for 4 minutes you are ready to press the plunger slowly down which will actually filter the brew. The plunger is equipped with steel mesh and plates which helps in filtering the brewed coffee out of the coffee sediments. This process needs a slow and steady push for perfect filtration

When the plunger is pushed, it accumulates all the coffee grounds together at the bottom of the French press giving you filtered and perfect coffee to serve and enjoy.


After each use, wash the pot with water and mild detergent, and dry thoroughly.