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The French Press has blessed kitchen countertops since 1929, and remains popular due in large to its ease of use and heavier cup profile.

Start Brew Guide
Brew time

4 minutes


38 grams fresh, whole bean coffee

20 liquid ounces fresh, filtered water + additional for rinsing

What you'll need

4 Cup French Press, modify ratios for larger presses

Burr Grinder

Pouring Kettle

Digital Gram Scale (or tablespoon)


step 1

Rinse the French Press with hot water, then discard water.

step 2

Weigh out 38 grams (about 5 level tablespoons) of whole beans. Grind the beans to a medium-coarse consistency.

step 3

Pour the ground coffee into the press pot, giving a gentle shake to settle the grounds. Place the French Press onto your scale and tare to ‘0 grams.’

step 4

Allow your water to reach a boil, and then wait 45-60 seconds. Set a timer for 4:00 minutes. Carefully pour 600 grams (20 oz) of water over the grounds, filling the French Press to just below the bottom of the pouring spout. Let stand for one minute, allowing the coffee to absorb the water. Give a quick, gentle stir to evenly immerse the grounds into the brew . Cover the French Press.

step 5

After 3:30 minutes, skim the grounds and insolubles off the top of the brew with a spoon. Insert the plunger screen into the French Press chamber and slowly press down, using gentle pressure.

step 6

Drink up! If there is still brewed coffee remaining in the press, decant into another vessel to cease the brewing process.

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