Buy the beans whole and grind just what you need for your coffee. This will help provide the best flavor for your coffee. Be sure to select coarse grind on your grinder to avoid grit.
Heat the water in your kettle. Don't pour immediately upon boiling. Allow the water cool for at least 30 seconds before pouring.
Prepare your press.
Use a coarse grind.
I like my coffee strong. Using a tablespoon, I add 3 well rounded scoops to my press. Add coffee to suit your taste. You may like a little less or a little more.
To avoid burning the coffee allow the water to cool just a bit first. Then pour the hot water over the coffee. Allow it to sit for 5 to 10 minutes. The longer you wait the stronger the coffee gets.
I let mine sit for 8-10 minutes for a strong and bold flavor.
Before pressing your coffee, skim the grounds off of the top. Try to remove any that is still floating on top. This will help to remove any grit that is found at the bottom of the press or coffee cup.
Now stir. This will make sure the coffee is uniform in flavor and body.
Then press slowly. Too quick will force the smaller grounds through or around the filter into your coffee.
Now pour and enjoy!
- 8 cup French press
- Coarse ground coffee
- Hot water kettle
- Stirring spoon
Charlotte, North Carolina