The extraction method employed by the French press involves steeping (meaning the water and coffee are in contact throughout brewing), it's a slow and steady process,not to mention a forgiving one. Without the addition of pressure or the necessity of controlling a stream of water flowing through a full filter, the press pot can sit largely untended to while it works its magic (and you finish making the rest of breakfast). Of all methods, French press is perhaps the most vulnerable to over-extraction. For this reason, it’s necessary to transfer the entire contents of your pot to a cup or carafe immediately after it’s finished brewing.No fuss, no muss: Just delicious, fresh, and full-bodied coffee.
What you need:
Boil enough water for your French press. For a 17-oz. French press, you will need about 400 grams.
Grind your coffee, while waiting for your water. A French press coffee requires a coarse, even grind.
Pour your water slowly over the coffee grounds. We recommend a 1:10 coffee to water ratio. So if you have 400 grams of water, pour in your 40 grams of coffee ground.
Gently stir your coffee grounds with your spoon . Let the coffee bloom for 28 seconds.
Pour in the rest of your water and place the French press’s lid on top of the grounds. But do not plunge it yet, so as to let the coffee steep for a few minutes.
Press the filter down. If it is too hard to push down, that tells you that your grind is too fine. On the other hand if the plunger sinks immediately, it means your grind is way too coarse.
When you are done pressing, serve the coffee immediately. Do not let the coffee sit in the press, as this will cause an over extraction. Quickly drink it!