Despite being heavy and dense, French press coffee has a certain elegance. To get the most out of the coffee, pour it out right after you make it, so it doesn't get bitter or chalky. Then, take a sip of this rich, heady drink. It takes only four minutes to make
The first step is to boil water and warm the French Press with warm water. As the water comes to a boil, pour it into the French press. About 350 grams are needed for a 500ml press.
You can grind and measure your coffee while the water boils. For a French press, you need a coarse, even grind. The standard ratio of coffee to water should be 1:11.6. 30 grams of coffee are needed for every 350 grams of water.
Blooming the coffee is our next step. Carefully add twice as much water to the coffee grinds as you normally use. A good starting point is 60 grams of water for every 30 grams of coffee. Use a chopstick to mix the grinds gently. The coffee needs at least 30 seconds to bloom.
You should now carefully lay the lid on top of the grinds and pour the remaining water over them. Do not jump in just yet. The coffee needs at least four minutes to steep.
Take your French press from the scale and carefully set it on the counter. Put pressure on the filter, and it will close.If the plunger is difficult to press, your grind is too fine; if it thunks down to the floor when you release it, your grind is too coarse. In terms of pressure, 15 to 20 lb. is optimal.
When you're done pressing, the coffee should be served immediately. Don't let it rest, or the extraction process will continue and become too strong.