Take Your Brewing Ritual To The Next Level With The French Press

Nov 25, 2022

If the term "French kiss" sounds exciting enough, coffee lovers would tell you that the French press offers an equally intimate experience. Once you grasp the right water temperature, the liquid-to-ground ratio, and brewing time, you step into a world where coffee becomes both science and art. The French press is not just the simplest but also a highly recommended method, especially for enthusiasts favouring full-bodied coffees.

For a French press, dark roasts work like a charm. Their slightly oily texture and full-bodied character harmonise perfectly with this brewing method.

Here is what you need to get started:

  • 20 grams of ground coffee - AM:PM / Dare Devil (recommended)
  • 200 ml of hot water
  • A French press

The preparation is no less than an orchestral setup. Let’s walk you through it:

  1. Prepare the stage:
    Preheat the French press by filling it with hot water from a kettle, then discard the water, ensuring an untampered taste for your coffee.

  2. Time for the assembly:
    Add 20 grams of ground coffee to the French press and start a timer for 4 minutes.

  3. The First note:
    Slowly pour 200 ml of hot water evenly over the grounds, ensuring a thorough saturation.

  4. The conduction intensifies:
    After 1 minute, gently use a spoon to submerge any grounds forming a crust at the coffee's surface.

  5. The crescendo rises:
    Place the lid on the French press. If needed, press the plunger down slightly, ensuring the mesh filter touches the top of the hot water.

  6. Applause for the conclusion:
    When the timer hits four minutes, smoothly press the coffee plunger all the way down, pushing the grounds onto the bottom.

Voila! Your coffee is ready to be poured and savoured. Whether enjoyed straight black or with milk and sugar, it is sure to provide a blissful experience.