How to Make French Press Coffee
Do you want to make better coffee? With a budget of $30 - 40, you can own a French press. A French press is cylindrical glass urn fitted with a filter plate on a plunger. You put the grounds in the bottom of the urn, add hot water, let the coffee sit a few minutes, and then press the plunger down, separating the coffee from the grounds. Many aficionados believe the French press produces a far richer coffee flavor than the traditional drip method.
- 1 - Boil as much water needed for the amount of coffee you want to make.
- 2 - Grind coffee beans, if necessary.
- 3 - Preheat French press by filling it with warm water from faucet.
- 4 - Allow boiled water to rest for a few minutes to cool to optimum temperature (195 to 205 degrees F).
- 5 - Pour warm water out of press and add ground coffee. Use two level tablespoons per six ounces of water.
- 6 - Pour just enough hot water over grounds to wet them. Fresh coffee will expand as gas escapes.
- 7 - Pour in remaining water and stir.
- 8 - Place the plunger over the press to keep the heat in, but don't press it down yet.
- 9 - Let the coffee brew for three to four minutes.
- 10 - Push plunger down slowly.
- 11 - Pour and drink the coffee.