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How to make coffee with a french press

Making french press coffee is probably the simplest way to brew a great cup of coffee. The French Press method takes around 4 minutes, doesn't require a filter, and is great for bringing out the full-body of the coffee. We recommend french press for medium to dark roast coffees.

French Press Brew Guide


WHAT YOU'LL NEED
  • French Press
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Kettle
  • Timer
  • Mug
French Press Brew Guide

Step 1: Boil The Water

Kettle

Put a kettle on the stovetop or fire up that instant water boiler. This step takes the longest so let's start here. Once the water is done boiling take the water off of the boil and move to step 2.

Step 2: Grind The Beans

Grinder

Set your grinder to the coarse setting. Grind about 2 tablespoons of coffee per 6oz of water (60 grams / liter of water to be more precise). Alternatively, you can weigh your grinds and use 12 to 16 times coffee / water ratio depending on how strong you like your coffee.

Step 3: Pour The Water

French Press

Set a timer for 4 minutes. Put the grinds in the bottom of the french press, start the timer and pour the water to about half of the desired amount. After 30 seconds, gently stir the grinds then pour the rest of the water in and put the lid on.

Step 4: Press, Pour, Enjoy

Coffee cup

After the timer goes off - press the grinds all the way to the bottom of the french press (now you see where it gets its name), pour & enjoy!
Summary
Well, there you have it! Not too hard right? Thanks for learning how to brew coffee with a french press with us over here at Atlas Coffee Club. The french press is a great way to cut the bitterness out of your coffee and enjoy a smooth, full-bodied experience. Pour yourself a cup and enjoy.


4 Reasons Why The French Press Is A Great Brewing Method

#1 It's easy to make

With only 2 moving parts and a minimal amount of steps, the French Press has our vote as the easiest coffee brewing method. It's also easy to clean and can be used to make tea as well.

#2 It makes a lot of coffee

An often overlooked aspect of the french press is that this bad boy can make 6 cups of coffee in one fell swoop. One of our favorite tricks is to drink 2 cups in the morning and pour the rest in a thermos to take with you on your day's adventures.

Pro Tip: If you really want to get crazy with it, add some ice when you go back for seconds for some delicous ice coffee - it works really well with french pressed coffee.
#3 It makes a great, full-bodied cup of coffee
Brewing coffee with a french press (one of the main immersion brewing methods) is great for removing the bitter & over-extracted flavors that might come through with say a traditional drip brew machine. In fact, immersion brewing methods are great for bring out the full-body in a coffee.

#4. It's environmentally friendly

Whether you are a big advocate for the environment or you need another outlet to help justify your budding romance with your coffee rountine, you can sleep well knowing that the French Press brewing method is very enviromentally friendly. It's one of the few coffee brewing methods that doesn't require a filter.
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