Coffee experts@The Coffee Lab
Hi Susan! When it comes to coffee, there is no hard and fast rule about how much you need to use. Ultimately, it depends on your personal taste and preference. However, a good guideline to follow is to use around two tablespoons of ground coffee for every six ounces of water. This will produce a strong, flavorful cup of coffee that is perfect for the French Press. If you prefer a milder cup of coffee, you can adjust the ratio accordingly. This also of course depends on the size of your French Press as well. If you have a larger press, you can use more coffee. If you are new to using the French Press, it is important to note that the coffee grounds will float to the top of the water after they are added. This is normal and should not be disturbed. allow the coffee to steep for four minutes before slowly depressing the plunger. Doing so will push the grounds to the bottom of the pot and leave you with a smooth, rich cup of coffee. Enjoy!
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