Guidance for good French Press coffee

How to make great French Press coffee:
(Stolen from AllRecipes & some other YouTube sources)

  1. Grind beans as fresh as possible
  2. Coarse grind about like coarse salt – NOT PRE-GROUND
  3. Ratio: 60g to 1L of water/16g to 250ml (See below for table)
  4. Heat water to a boil then remove from heat to settle from 212F to 195F
  5. Pour some boiling water into decanter to pre heat for even brewing & consistency, swirl & dispose
  6. Pour coffee directly into press decanter & then pour water over covering all grounds – do not stir with a spoon or agitate beyond the pour
  7. Let sit for 4 minutes in open air: grounds will settle
  8. Remove top layer / crust with a spoon being careful not to stir coffee
  9. Cover press decanter but do not press down!  Instead for a smoother flavor, simply use top UNPRESSED as a filter and pour ALL coffee into cups or thermos. (Pressing will reagitate the coffee, produce residue in your cup & make it more bitter)
  10. Stir cups/thermos & serve

General rules for coffee/water ratio:

  • 1 cup water (8 fluid ounces) — 2 tablespoons coffee beans (14 grams)
  • 2 cups water (16 fluid ounces) — ¼ cup coffee beans (28 grams)
  • 4 cups of water (32 fluid ounces) — 1/2 cup coffee beans (56 grams)
  • 8 cups of water (64 fluid ounces) — 1 cup coffee beans (112 grams)

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