Brew Recipe : French Press


The French Press was my first introduction to manual brewing. It's simplistic brewing never fails to provide a rich full bodied cup. It's so great for a brunch gathering, as it can make multiple cups in just 4 minutes.

One tip, remember to decant coffee immediately after brewing to avoid coffee becoming bitter and chalky.




  • French Press
  • Grinder
  • Coffee - I recommend a 1:14 coffee-to-water ratio
  • Hot Water (One minute off the boil, 202 degrees)
  • Stirring spoon
  • Scale
  • Timer
  • Mug


  • Pre-heat your empty press and mug by rinsing by rinsing them with your hot water.
  • Weigh out coffee and grind it coarse.
  • Add coffee to empty press. Start timer when you start to pour your water. Gently pour twice the amount of water than you have coffee onto your grounds, making sure the grounds are fully saturated. Your coffee should start to puff up, this is called the bloom. 
  • After 45 seconds, give your coffee a good stir. 
  • Fill your press all the way to the top with water. Gently, place the top on without pressing down the plunger. 
  • At 4 minutes, firmly push the plunger all the way down. 
  • Serve and enjoy!
Eric Schuler