Over the years, the world has invented several different ways of making coffee. We have new flavors, creamers and much more.
But nothing is more pleasurable than a hot, delicious and steaming cup of coffee in the morning.
And out of all the ways to brew coffee, the French press is probably the most popular.
Not only is it least-expensive but also a fast and delicious way to prepare your morning brew.
Make French Press Coffee
In the French press, the coffee grounds steep in hot water and afterward the grounds are pressed out.
It is important to note here that French Press coffee might taste bitter and feel oily since the coffee is sitting directly on grounds for a prolonged time.
Of course, you need a French Press coffee maker as well.
Before we start, you need to take care of two important things.
- Water temperature
- Ground Coffee quality
Boiling water scorch the grounds while tepid doesn’t extract fully. Also, if you pick badly ground coffee with an excess of fine grit, it will make the coffee muddy and bitter.
– For water temperature, once it reaches a boil, take it off the stove and let it sit for a minute before your brew.
-For coffee grounds choose a professional blade grinder that grinds coffee perfectly for French Press. I like this one since it takes care of the ground size.
You may use your regular grinder, but that may not work for French press coffee since it relief on evenly-sized grains of coffee. Smaller-sized grains will pass through the filter and will spoil the taste.
I would recommend using Burr Grinder. It has multiple grinding options, and you can customize it according to the type of coffee you are preparing.
A final thing to consider before we move on to the ingredients and preparation is “Water & Coffee Ratio” for French press. Here is a small table that gives you a clear idea.
|1||8 fluid ounces||2 tbsps.|
|2||16 fluid ounces||1/4 cup|
|4||32 fluid ounces||1/2 cup|
|8||64 fluid ounces||1 cup|
THE BELOW RECIPE IS FOR ONE SERVING. SEE THE TABLE TO ADJUST INGREDIENTS ACCORDING TO SERVING SIZE.
- 2 tbsps. of freshly roasted coffee beans
- 1 cup cold water
- Burr grinder or a regular grinder
- French press
- Electric kettle. You can also use a stovetop kettle
- Spoon for stirring
The first thing to do is grind the coffee beans on coarsest setting if you are using a burr grinder. In a regular grinder, use sharp pulses, stopping every couple seconds so that all the grounds are properly grinded. The final texture of the coffee must be rough and coarse with no fine grit.
Pour the grounds into the French press.
Now heat the water to boiling temperature. For French press, the recommended temperature is 195 degrees Fahrenheit. You can use a thermometer to measure the temperature. Once it reaches boiling temperature, remove it from the stove and let it sit for a minute.
Next, you have to add the water to French press and using the spoon, stir it like crazy.
Steep for about 4-minutes and finally plunge the press as soon as the timer goes off. Take a sip and enjoy.
That’s it coffee fanatics.
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