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How do I make coffee in a French press?

If you're a coffee lover, chances are you've heard of the French press. This classic coffee maker is a staple in many households for its simplicity and ability to produce rich, flavorful coffee. If you're new to the French press game, don't worry – it's easy to use and produces a delicious cup of coffee every time. In this blog post, we'll walk you through the steps to make coffee in a French press.

Ingredients and Equipment:

  • Coarsely ground coffee beans
  • Hot water (just off the boil)
  • French press
  • Spoon


  1. Heat your water to just below boiling (around 200-205°F) and then let it cool for 1-2 minutes.
  2. While the water is heating up, measure out your coffee. A general rule of thumb is to use one tablespoon of coffee for every 4 ounces of water, but you can adjust the ratio to your liking.
  3. Add the coffee grounds to the French press.
  4. Pour the hot water over the coffee, ensuring that all the grounds are saturated. Stir gently with a spoon to ensure all the coffee is fully immersed.
  5. Place the plunger lid on top of the French press and let the coffee steep for 4 minutes.
  6. Slowly push down the plunger until it reaches the bottom of the press. This will help separate the coffee grounds from the liquid.
  7. Pour the coffee into your cup, and enjoy!


  • For the best flavor, use freshly roasted coffee beans and grind them just before brewing.
  • Make sure to use a coarse grind. Finer grinds can result in over-extraction and a bitter taste.
  • Experiment with different types of coffee beans and roasts to find your perfect cup.
  • Clean your French press after each use to keep it in good condition.

That's it! Making coffee in a French press is a straightforward process that produces a delicious, full-bodied cup of coffee. So grab your French press and start brewing

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