How To Make the Perfect French Press Coffee at Home

What You Need: 

  • 3C French Press 
  • Coffee: 36 grams set at medium-coarse grind 
  • Water: 660 grams or milliliters at 200 °F / 93.5 °C for brewing 
  • Additional water at 200 °F / 93.5 °C for preheating 
  • Stirring device 
  • Gram scale (1 gram = 1 milliliter) 

Brewing time: 4 minutes 

Step 1 

Preheat your French press with hot water. Discard this water. 

Step 2

Add coffee to the pot. Set it on top of the scale and tare the scale. 

Step 3 

Start the timer and begin pouring 540 grams of hot water into the pot. Saturate the coffee completely. 

Step 4 

Without pressing down on the plunger, place the lid on the pot. 

Step 5 

After 2 minutes, remove the lid and gently stir the coffee to further saturate all grounds. Pour the remaining 120 grams of hot water into the pot. 

Step 6 

Using two spoons, skim the oils and remaining floating grounds off the top of the brew. This will produce a cleaner cup & will stop the coffee from extracting. Without pressing down on the plunger, replace the lid. 

Step 7

At 4 minutes, slowly press down on the plunger until it is at the bottom of the pot. 

Step 8