A round and hollow pot with a built-in filter screen that presses hot water through your favorite ground coffee: that’s the simple beauty of the French press. A great cup of coffee made at ease.
French Press Coffee Ratio :
Whatever size of French Press you use, a good rule of thumb is to follow a 1:15 ratio of coffee to water. So for every 1 gram of coffee, add 15 grams of water, which converts to about 3 tablespoon of coffee for every 1 cup of water. Experiment from there to find the ratio that works for your taste.
Step 1: Prepare
Preheat your press with hot water, including the plunger, then pour hot water into your cup. Meanwhile, measure 5 tablespoons or 27 grams of coffee and grind. It should have the consistency of kosher salt.
Step 2: Add coffee
Tip your coffee into the press and give it a gentle shake to level the grounds.
Step 3: Add water
Starting the timer, add water in a circular motion, wetting all the grounds, until the press is half full. Pause and enjoy the bloom.
Step 4: Stir
30 seconds in, give the grounds a gentle stir with a chopstick or spoon.
Step 5: Add more water
Evenly pour water to the top of the press and add the lid, gently resting the plunger on the grounds. (If you're using a kitchen scale, it should come to around 400g of water altogether.)
Step 6: Plunge
Wait until your timer reads 4:00, then slowly push the plunger all the way down.
Step 7: Pour
Immediately decant the coffee to prevent over-extraction. Enjoy with friends, by yourself, or with the dog.
Tips for French Press flawlessness :
Following the means above should deliver a scrumptious mug of coffee. Notwithstanding, the French Press can leave a severe desire for your mouth if not fermented properly. Here is a couple of tips to stay away from Bitterness:
- Everything begins with great coffee. Purchase quality entire bean coffee and granulate it not long before use.
- Bitterness is typically a consequence of over-extraction. Leaving the coffee in touch with the grounds after it's finished preparing will result in over-extraction, so we suggest you empty the coffee right away.
- Lopsided granulating can likewise add to sharpness: minuscule bits of ground coffee (called 'fines') remove quicker than bigger parts. Think about utilizing a burr processor, in case you're not as of now, or changing the burrs on your processor in case they're going downhill.
- Extremely hot water can singe the coffee and cause sharpness. The ideal temperature is around 200°, which you can accomplish by heating the water to the point of boiling and afterward allowing it to sit one moment.
- Old coffee trapped in the channel will confer upsetting harshness; we suggest completely cleaning your French Press after each utilization.
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