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FRENCH PRESS

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.  

The secret is all in the grind: choose medium, with uniformity and consistency throughout.  Very coarse grinds may clog the filter, while very fine grinds will pass through the filter, muddying the results.

Press like the best:

  • Place the pot on a dry, flat surface. Hold the handle firmly, then pull out the plunger
  • Add a heaping tablespoon (7-8 grams) of coffee to the pot per 200 ml (6.7 oz) of water
  • Pour hot wate—not quite boiling—into the pot, and gently stir
  • Carefully reinsert the plunger into the pot, stopping just above the water and ground coffee (do not plunge yet), and let stand for 3-4 minutes 
  • Press down slowly, exerting steady pressure until coffee grounds are full
  • After each use, wash the pot with water and mild detergent, and dry thoroughly

 

 
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