WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THIS BREW
The low-input, high-output qualities of the French Press make it a favorite amongst home coffee consumers and coffee professionals alike. If you're looking for an excellent brew at home, this immersion brewer (the brewing method used by professional tasters) is the easiest way to go about it. And, the French Press gets bonus points for being simple, quick to brew and easy to clean up.
HISTORY OF THE FRENCH PRESSWhat's known as the French press in North America is called many different names by different coffee cultures, in Italy it's called a caffettiera a stantuffo, down under it's known as a coffee plunger, and in its birthplace of France, they call it cafetière à piston, or cafetière for short.
HERE'S HOW WE BREW COFFEE WITH THE FRENCH PRESS
What You Need:
- Any of our freshly roasted Outlier Coffees
- French Press
- Grinder - ground to coarse
- Makes 2-4 Cups
- Grind - Coarse like bread crumbs
- Brew Time - 4 min
- Water Temp - 94C / 200F
- Water to coffee ratio - 1:15
- Recipe ( 2 Cups ) - 33g : 500g/ml
- Recipe ( 4 Cups ) - 65g : 1L
- Preheat the walls of your French press with hot water. Dump out the water.
- Weigh and measure your coffee according to the number of servings you desire. Grind the coffee coarse like bread crumbs.
- Place the French press on your scale, add ground coffee and tare (clear) scale.
- When your kettle had boiled, remove from heat for 30-40 seconds. Pour recently boiled water over coffee. (Note: If you're using a sale, you can see exactly hoe much water you're using, adjusting until you hit your perfect coffee to water ratio).
- Wait 4 minutes while the coffee extracts.
- Gently stir. The coffee crust on top should settle to the bottom.
- Push the plunger down slowly and gently.