French Press Brewing Guide

French Press Brewing Guide

Dec 28th 2022 Written by Ragan LaTour-Kelley

The French Press is one of the most well-known manual brewers, gracing the countertops of experts and novices alike. This is due to its incredible simplicty and the enjoyable, full-body it yields. There are countless styles and materials available, and it offers up the ability to pour and walk away, which is perfect for many people's morning routine.

Enjoy our brew guide equipped with a full recipe, necessary equipment, and step-by-step instructions to help you get started brewing with your French Press!


  • Coffee dose: 17g
  • Water Weight: 255g
  • Grind Size: Medium-Coarse
  • Water Temp: 210F

Begin by pouring your 17 grams of ground coffee into the French press.

Step 1

Start your timer and pour 55 grams of water ensuring all the grounds are saturated and stir. Allow it to bloom for 30 seconds.

Step 2

Pour another 200 grams of water, stir, and place the plunger on top.

Step 3

Wait approximately 6 minute until your timer reads 6:30 and proceed to plunge all the way down. It should neither flow down too fast nor present too much resistance.

Step 4

Serve and enjoy!

Step 5

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Dec 28th 2022 Ragan LaTour-Kelley

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