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French Press RecipeUpdated 5 months ago

The French press, also known as the press pot or cafetiere, is a full immersion brewing method. Coffee grounds sit suspended in brewing water for 4 minutes before a plunger is pressed, filtering the coffee using a wire mesh. The full immersion process creates a thick body, partially due to actual particulate suspended in the product.

A coarse grind is used to compensate for the long water exposure, and to prevent grinds from getting through the coarse mesh. French presses come in many sizes, and are ideal for serving larger groups.


  • Servings: 1-2 people
  • Coffee: 34g
  • Grind: Coarse
  • Water: 500g
  • Water Temp: 195-205°F
  • Ratio: 1:15
  • Brew Time: 4:00 min


  1. Add 34g of coarse ground coffee into carafe
  2. Begin timer and slowly pour 100g of hot water over grounds
  3. Let "bloom" for 45 seconds
  4. Slowly pour remaining 400g of hot water into carafe
  5. Stir gently at 4:00
  6. Carefully press down plunger
  7. Pour and enjoy!
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