The French press is popular for a number of reasons. First, it’s quick and simple to use; second, it’s incredibly easy to clean. Third, it produces a very rich, full-bodied cup of coffee - something that fared well with France’s café au lai
Today, we’re sharing with you a fool-proof recipe for a 3-cup French press. Brew a batch for yourself and a loved one, with a timeless brewing method that’s sure to last through the ages.
First, place your coffee grounds in your press. You’ll want to make sure your coffee grounds are coarse - around the size of sea salt.
Next, bring 3 cups of water to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. If you don’t have a water kettle that displays temperature, simply bring your water to a boil, then turn off the heat and let the water sit for 30 seconds before using it.
Now, it’s time to bloom your coffee. Coffee blooming is an initial step when you dampen your coffee grounds before completely submerging them, to release CO2 and get as much flavor out of them as possible.
To bloom your coffee, set a timer for 4 minutes and pour enough of your hot water to wet the coffee bed evenly. Then, wait until 30 seconds have passed. With 3:30 left on the timer, fill the press with the rest of your hot water and put the lid on without plunging.
Once the timer goes off, push the plunger down. Serve the coffee immediately for the best taste possible. Add sugar and cream, or any other sweetener or milk of choice, to your liking.