French Press Brew Guide

French Press is the classic craft brewing method.

Rich, luscious, strong, balanced and incredibly easy to make. Anyone can make a delicious French Press but if you follow a few simple rules your French Press can be elevated into a culinary work of art.

Tools needed:

  • 12 oz. French Press
  • Electronic gram scale
  • Coffee grinder
  • Bamboo stirring paddle
  • Fresh ground Bluestone Lane coffee

French Press on table with scale and coffee cup.

We recommend:

  • Flagstaff
  • Nicaragua Jinotega

Brew time:

4 mins

Brew steps:

Step 1:

30g of ground coffee – grind target is the texture of sea salt.

coffee grinds being poured into coffee cup on scale.

Step 2:

Boil 350g of water then let cool for 2 minutes to sit at 195 F.

Step 3:

Add the coffee to the French Press.

Step 4:

Add 60g of water to cover the grounds and stir well to ensure all grinds are wet.

tea pot pouring boiling water into french press.

french press filled fully filled with someone stirring the espresso and water.

Step 5:

Fill the French Press with remaining water and wait for 4 minutes.

someone pressing the french press down.

Step 6:

Slowly press the French Press and then pour the coffee into a decanter to separate the brewed coffee and the grounds.  Letting the coffee and the grounds sit together in the French Press can create an extremely bitter over-extracted coffee.

Step 7:


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