Free shipping on orders over $50 amount

clear glass mug on black and silver laptop computer
clear glass mug on black and silver laptop computer



Making coffee with a French press is a straightforward process that results in a rich and flavorful cup. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you make a delicious French press coffee:

Ingredients and equipment:

  1. Freshly ground coffee beans

  2. Hot water (just off the boil)

  3. French press (also known as a plunger pot or press pot)

  4. Coffee grinder (if you don't have pre-ground coffee)

  5. Coffee scoop or tablespoon

  6. Timer

Step 1: Measuring your coffee grounds. A general guideline is to use one tablespoon of coarsely ground coffee for every 4 ounces (120ml) of water. However, you can adjust this ratio to suit your taste preferences.

Step 2: Preheat the French press Pour some hot water into the French press to preheat the container. Swirl the water around and then discard it. This helps maintain a consistent temperature during the brewing process.

Step 3: Grind the coffee beans (if using whole beans) If you have whole coffee beans, use a coffee grinder to coarsely grind them. The coarser grind is essential for the French press, as it prevents over-extraction and ensures a clean cup.

Step 4: Add coffee grounds to the French press Place the coarsely ground coffee into the preheated French press.

Step 5: Add hot water Pour the hot water over the coffee grounds in the French press, ensuring that all the grounds are fully saturated. For precision, use a kitchen scale to measure the water by weight. The coffee-to-water ratio should be approximately 1:15 to 1:17.

Step 6: Stir and bloom Use a spoon or a chopstick to give the coffee a gentle stir to ensure all the grounds are fully immersed. This step is called "blooming" and helps release the trapped gases in the coffee, enhancing flavor extraction.

Step 7: Start the timer and steep Place the plunger/lid on the French press but do not press it down. Start the timer and allow the coffee to steep for about 4 minutes. You can adjust the steeping time slightly to control the strength of the coffee.

Step 8: Press the plunger After the steeping time is up, press the plunger slowly and steadily down to separate the coffee grounds from the liquid. Do not rush this step, as pressing too quickly might lead to a gritty cup.

Step 9: Serve and enjoy Pour the freshly brewed coffee into your favorite mug and enjoy! French press coffee is best consumed immediately, as it can become bitter if it sits for too long.

Step 10: Clean the French press After enjoying your coffee, clean the French press thoroughly. Disassemble the plunger and wash all the parts with warm, soapy water. This will help maintain the quality of your French press and ensure the next batch of coffee tastes just as good.

With this step-by-step guide, you'll be able to make a delicious cup of coffee using a French press and enjoy the rich flavors and aromas that this brewing method brings out. Happy brewing!

white ceramic teacup beside coffee carafe on table
white ceramic teacup beside coffee carafe on table
Try another brewing method

Making coffee with a Chemex is a unique and rewarding process that produces a clean and flavorful cup. Here's a step-by-step guide!

red and silver coffee maker
red and silver coffee maker
clear glass pitcher
clear glass pitcher
Moka Espresso

Making coffee with an Italian stovetop espresso maker, also known as a moka pot or a stovetop espresso maker, is a classic and simple method to brew strong coffee. Here's a step-by-step guide!


It's a popular brewing method known for producing a clean, flavorful cup of coffee with distinct and nuanced flavors. Here's a step-by-step guide!