French Press is an immersion method*, it allows you to control the entire extraction process, from contact time, temperature and turbulence, among other variables.
1 Heat Press
Measure and grind 17g of coffee - one rounded AeroPress scoop or approximately 2 ½ tbsp. Grind coffee as fine as table salt.
2 Measure and Grind
Measure 56 g (approximately 8 tablespoons) of coffee and grind it as coarse as breadcrumbs.
3 Add Water
Now that your French press is hot, pour out the hot water and add coffee to the empty press. Start your countdown timer as soon as you add hot water. Fill it halfway to the top saturating all grounds, making sure there are no dry spots.
a minute later use a wooden spoon or spatula to break up the top layer we call the crust. We prefer to use wood and not metal so you don't accidentally break the glass. Stir well.
5 Add more water
Now, fill it to the top with water. Put the lid on and let the coffee brew without pressing it.
At minute 4, its ready to press. Firmly push the vise all the way in.
7 Serve and Enjoy
Serve. Pour the coffee into a carafe immediately to avoid over-extraction. If coffee is left to steep too long, it will continue to be extracted and will turn bitter. To clean the French press, we find it easiest to add a little water to the grounds, give it a good swirl, and empty into the garbage or compost bin.