THE FRENCH PRESS
Also known as a Press Pot, the French Press was designed by an Italian in 1929. It’s mainly made out of glass and steal and has two parts, the plunger and the glass. By using the French Press you will get a cup which is a lot stronger than a filter coffee.
Equipment French Press Grinder Scale + Timer Pouring Kettle
Start by boiling your water. In the mean time you can weigh your coffee beans. You will need 20-25 grams per 300ml, depending on how strong you like your coffee.
Grind your fresh coffee beans coarse: if you grind it medium or fine, you will have a lot of residue in your coffee. Which will lead to a less pleasant taste.
Use some hot water to preheat your French Press and throw it in the sink. Put the coffee in the French Press. Pour a small quantity of hot water (twice the weight of the coffee) on your grinds.
Let the hot water saturate the grinds for 30 seconds. This is called the blooming. The process will prepare the grinds for further extraction. After the blooming, pour hot water nearly to the top.
Give your brew a gentle stir two minutes after the blooming. After a total of four minutes, slowly push down the plunger to the bottom of the French Press.
Put this beautiful tool on your table and share with your friends. If you have some coffee left, you should decant the coffee to prevent an over extraction.