A few words of advice.
Simply a classic; the plunger/french press is a sure-fire way to brew some conversation when entertaining guests or enjoying a cup with friends. For this method, coffee needs to be ground very course and dosed dependant on how many cups you are brewing for; a good ratio is 15g of coffee for every 250ml of water used. TIP: Consider running your brewed coffee through a filter to avoid sediment in your cup.
What you need.
- Plunger/French Press
- Nothing But Organic Coffee
- Accurate Kitchen Scale
How to make it.
- PREPARE EQUIPMENT
Start by bringing your desired amount of water to a boil in the kettle. While this is taking place, rinse your plunger with hot water to ensure there is no residual coffee left in it.
- GRIND YOUR BEANS
As mentioned above, coffee needs to be ground coarsely for use in a plunger; it should feel similar to the consistency of sand between your fingers. Place a cup on your scale and tare it to zero, weigh out your desired amount of coffee grounds and place the grounds into your clean, empty plunger.
- ADD WATER
Pour boiling water directly onto the coffee in a circular motion, ensuring all grounds get saturated, then replace to lid onto the plunger.
- LET IT BREW
Let the coffee brew in the plunger for 3 minutes, then remove the lid and stir vigorously. Replace the lid and let coffee brew for an additional 1 minute.
At the 4 minute mark, begin to slowly plunge your coffee; if you find you are getting strong resistance, you may have ground your coffee too finely or dosed too much grind for your amount of water. Serve and enjoy!