Want to make the most of your delivery coffee? Last week, we talked about three different ways to improve the taste of coffee. But did you know one of the most flavorful ways to make at home coffee is with a French Press?
Long story short, the French Press process leaves a lot more of the oils in coffee beans that give the coffee flavor than regular drip coffee does. It’s a delicious, decadent way to start your day, and fortunately, it’s incredibly simple.
Step One: Grind Your Beans
As we discussed last week, you’ll get the best flavor out of your beans if you grind the beans right before you brew the coffee. If all you have is pre-ground coffee, feel free to use that too - the French Press process can even improve the flavor of preground coffee.
Step Two: Measure The Coffee
There are debates online on how much coffee to use for a French Press, but a good rule of thumb to use is about three level tablespoons of ground coffee for every cup of water in the press. My press is a smaller size, I usually end up with six level tablespoons. Add the dry grounds to the bottom of the press.
Step Three: Boil Water
Boil enough water to fill the press. I like to use an electric kettle; it makes things a lot easier and safer than boiling in a pot on a stovetop.
Step Four: Pour and Replace Plunger
Once the water is boiling, pour it over the dry grounds in the press, making sure to cover all grounds. Fill it to almost the top, and then replace the round part of the plunger on top of the press, but do not depress the plunger. Set a timer for 7 minutes.
Step Five: Depress The Plunger
Here comes the fun part! After your timer has gone off, press the plunger down! This presses all of the coffee grounds to the bottom and filters them out, leaving behind those delicous coffee oils - and an absolutely fine cup of coffee!
French Press is my favorite way to drink coffee - delicious, easy, and it makes me feel like I’ve done something especially fancy or special. Do you have a favorite way to prepare coffee? Let us know in the comments below!