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How to make coffee with a french press

How to Make Coffee With A French Press Or Auto Drip Machine

Brew Guides

February 1, 2023

I prefer my coffee made in a french press. The mesh filter tends to allow more of the coffee’s taste profile to show than a paper filter.  Here are some tips to brewing your coffee using the French Press method.

How to make coffee with a french press

  • Start by heating up water in a kettle on high heat
  • While your water is heating up, grind your beans. This is one of the most important steps. Grinds that too fine will likely result in soot in your coffee. Grinds that are too coarse may cause your coffee to lack flavor and taste watered down. If you have a coarse setting on your grinder then that will be sufficient.
  • I typically use 2 tbsp of whole bean per 6-8 oz of water, ground coarse. You may use more or less depending on how strong you like your coffee.
  • Put the coarsely ground beans into your french press
  • Once your water is boiling take it off heat for about 30 seconds before pouring it into your french press. If you pour boiling water directly into the french press it may give your coffee a burnt taste.
  • Brew for 4 minutes (do not plunge until after 4 minutes).
  • After 4 minutes then plunge once and enjoy. Don’t leave the coffee sitting in the french press too long or it may become bitter.

How to make coffee with an auto drip machine

  • Fill your coffee maker’s reservoir with water.
  • Use 2 tbsp of beans per 6-8 oz of water, ground fine. You may use more or less depending on how strong you like your coffee. Coffee beans ground too coarse will create a very light coffee with less flavor.
  • Once the machine is done brewing try not to leave the coffee pot on the heater. This will ‘cook’ the coffee and give it a burnt taste over time.

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