How To Use A French Press: 6 Steps To Make A Perfect Coffee Every day

How To Use A French Press

Are you trying to use a French Press to make coffee?

In this post you will learn what it is and the kind of coffee ground you need to use to make a perfect coffee for your friends every day

How To Use A French Press

What is the French press?

A French press, also known as a press pot, coffee press, or coffee plunger, is a coffee brewing device

The modern press consists of a narrow cylindrical beaker, usually made of glass or clear plastic, equipped with a metal or plastic lid.

A plunger that fits tightly in the cylinder and has a fine stainless steel wire or nylon mesh filter.

It is a tall, narrow cylinder with a plunger that includes a metal or nylon fine mesh filter.

The grounds are placed in the cylinder, and off-the-boil water is then poured into it.

The coffee and hot water are left in the cylinder for about 4–5 minutes.

The plunger is gently pushed down, leaving the filter immediately above the grounds, allowing the coffee to be poured out while the filter retains the grounds.

Depending on the type of filter, it is important to pay attention to the grind of the coffee beans, though a rather coarse grind is almost always called for

Coffee is brewed by placing coarsely ground coffee in the empty beaker and adding hot—between 93–96 °C water, in proportions of about 30g of coffee grounds to 500 ml of water, more or less to taste.

The brewing time is about two to four minutes.

It works best with coffee of a coarser grind

They are more portable and self-contained than other coffee makers


How To Use A French Press

Step 1. Take off the lid and remove the plunger with the attached filter from the French Press.

Step 2. Use the coffee scoop to scoop the desired amount of coarse ground coffee into the bottom of the French Press.

Step 3. Pour boiling water into the Press. Warm tip: The perfect water temperature for French press coffee is from 195-200°F (91-93°C).

Step 4. Lift up the plunger to stir the coffee grounds with hot water to help extract the coffee into the water.

Step 5. Wait for 2-5 minutes.

Step 6. Press down the plunger to separate the coffee grounds from water, then pour into your coffee cup or mug.

Coffee To Water Ratio

The coffee to water ratio depends on the amount of coffee you want to produce, flavor and taste.

A standard coffee mug contains 12 oz of fluid

Using a good rule of the thumb is a 1: 12 ratio of coffee to water

A cup of coffee contains 8 oz of fluid, therefore

  • to make one cup of coffee, then you need to grind enough for one heaping tablespoon of grounds.
  • Continue adding additional tablespoons of grounds for more cups of coffee.

You may also want to increase the strength of your coffee by increasing the amount of coffee in a quantity of water

Why Is French Press Better?

Paper filters in drip machines absorb much of the oil in your coffee grounds.

 A French press doesn’t soak up flavor and adds tiny bits of coffee grounds in the coffee 


Having a French Press will enable you to make a perfect coffee at home without going to the coffee stands of spending so much money every day

One of the things you must remember, how to use a French press is to use coarse ground coffee beans.

Follow the six (6) steps above and you will have a perfect coffee.

The coffee to water ratio depends on the amount of coffee you want to produce, flavor and taste.

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