How to Use a French Press
The French press is one of the most popular coffee brewing methods in the world, yet around 90% of us continue to use it wrong. 5-Minute Crafts wants to show you that it’s actually quite easy to make coffee this way as long as you follow all the steps correctly.
Boil some water. Once it’s boiled, remove it from the heat and wait for it to cool to about 200ºF (about 30 seconds).
Add a heaping tablespoon (7-8 grams) of ground coffee to the pot. Use this measurement for every 200 ml of water.
Add the hot water and gently stir. As mentioned before, make sure you leave it for about 30 seconds so that it’s not boiling.
Once the coffee and water are inside the pot, put the lid on, and wait for about 4 minutes. This step is important for keeping the heat inside as your coffee brews.
Once the 4 minutes have passed, slowly press the plunger down. Make sure to press it all the way down so that your coffee doesn’t brew into over-extraction. Don’t do it too fast, otherwise, the water can overflow.
Enjoy your coffee! Also, it’s important to wash the pot with water and mild detergent after each use and dry it thoroughly.