Tools and Ingredients:
French Press Brewer
Hot water off of a boil for about 35 seconds (about 203*F)
Scale (for the advanced coffee enthusiast)
Brewing Time: Approximately Four minutes
Step 1: Clean
Make sure all your tools are clean and ready to go. Rinse the Drinking Apparatus and French Press with hot water.
Step 2: Measure and Grind
For the advanced coffee enthusiast, I would suggest measure by weight. According to my local coffee shop, the ratio of 15.5:1 is perfect. This means that there is 15.5 grams of water for every gram of coffee. Your ratio is welcome to change depending on your preference. The lowest gram to water ratio I suggest would be 12.5:1. This will affect how strong or weak your brew is.
Measuring by volume is also an easier option. For every three ounces of water, I would add 1 tablespoons of coffee grounded. You can add more according to your tastes. Below is an example of the range to help your mornings.
3 cup (12 oz)= 4-5 tablespoons
4 cup (17 oz) = 6-7 Tablespoons
8 cup (34 oz) = 11-12 tablespoons
12 cup (51 oz) =16-17 tablespoons
Step 3: Grinding
Be sure to grind your coffee into coarse grounds. You want a chunky almost breadcrumb like texture to the grounds. If the grounds are fine they will not be the best they can be.
Step 4: Hydration
As your water just starts to boil let it sit for 35 seconds. Then add it to your French Press with the coffee grounds on the inside and fill half way. Be sure to not cover all the grounds. You do not want your water to be colder than 195*F. The grounds will be very weak if this happens.
Step 5: Stir
At one minute stir the grounds for approximately 10 seconds and get rid of the crust that is on top of the grounds.
Step 6: Fill it up!
After step 4 you want to cover your coffee with the rest of the hot water around 203*F and cover your French Press without pressing the top down.
Step 7: Press down
After 3 minutes from step 5 press down on the French Press.
Step 8: Drink
Enjoy this delicious coffee style with your friends, lovers, yourself, and cat.