French press coffee is a brew method that produces the most rich, heavy cup of coffee. Prone to over extraction, a french press requires extra care when brewing, but since it doesn't use a paper filter, it retains nearly all of the original oils from the beans, giving it a distinct flavor profile.
WHAT YOU NEED
Bring water to a boil in your kettle, about 400 g for a 17-oz press.
Weigh out 40 g of coffee, about 4 tablespoons.
Grind coffee with a coarseness resembling sea salt.
With the coffee in the bottom of the empty french press, pour about 80 g of water over the grounds.
Give the grounds a gentle stir with a spoon handle or bamboo paddle. The coffee then needs to bloom for 30 seconds.
Pour the remaining water into the press and place the pots lit on top. Don't press down the plunger yet, while you let the coffee steep for 4 minutes.
After 4 minutes, slowly press the plunger down to separate the grounds from the liquid. When you've finished pressing, serve the coffee immediately. Letting it sit in the press for too long will lead to over extraction.