How to Make French Press at Home

French Press is a great way to make coffee but it can be confusing to a beginner so here you can find a full tutorial on how to make French press at home.

3/15/20242 min read

time lapse photo of French press
time lapse photo of French press

How to Make French Press Coffee at Home

Are you a coffee lover who wants to enjoy a rich and flavorful cup of coffee in the comfort of your own home? Then let me introduce you to the French press method. Making French press coffee is not only easy but also allows you to control the strength and taste of your brew. I love how simple it is compared to other methods it is very easy to learn and tastes delicious!

Gather Your Supplies

Before you begin, here are all the supplies you will need:

  • A French press

  • Coarsely ground coffee beans

  • Hot water (just below boiling point)

  • A timer

  • A spoon for stirring

  • Something to pour your coffee into

Step-by-Step Instructions

Now that you have everything you need, let's get started:

  1. Measure the coffee: Use a ratio of 1:15, which means for every 1 gram of coffee, use 15 grams of water. Start with 1 tablespoon of coffee for every 8 ounces of water.

  2. Preheat the French press: Pour some hot water into the French press to preheat it. Let it sit for a minute, then discard the water.

  3. Add the coffee: Add the coarsely ground coffee into the French press.

  4. Pour the water: Slowly pour hot water over the coffee, making sure to saturate all the grounds. Fill the French press about halfway, then pause for a moment to allow the coffee to bloom. This helps release the flavors and aromas.

  5. Stir: Use a spoon to gently stir the coffee and water together, ensuring that all the grounds are fully immersed.

  6. Steep: Place the plunger on top of the French press but do not press it down just yet. Let the coffee steep for about 4 minutes.

  7. Plunge and pour: After 4 minutes, slowly press the plunger down to separate the grounds from the coffee. Pour the brewed coffee into your mug or carafe.

  8. Enjoy: Sit back, relax, and savor the rich and aromatic cup of French press coffee you've just made!

Tips for the Perfect Brew

Here are a few additional tips to enhance your French press coffee experience:

  • Experiment with the coffee-to-water ratio to find your preferred strength.

  • Invest in a burr grinder to grind your coffee beans for a more consistent grind size.

  • Use freshly roasted beans for the best flavor.

  • Don't let the coffee sit in the French press for too long after brewing, as it can become bitter.

  • Clean your French press thoroughly after each use to prevent any residual flavors.

Now that you know how to make French press coffee at home, you can enjoy a delicious and satisfying cup of coffee anytime you want. So, grab your French press, some quality coffee beans, and get brewing!