Brew Guide: French Press

Easy, rich, and bold. Don’t want to fiddle around with filters and slow pours required by other manual brew methods? The French press delivers a rich cup due to the full immersion method with a metal mesh filter that allows more fines and oils to come through in the cup. 

**We are using an 8 cup, 34 oz French Press. 

1. Get your water boiling. When it does boil, let it sit off boil for 1-2mins. 

2.Weigh out 60g of coffee. A level tablespoon is roughly 6g, so 10 tablespoons should do the trick. 

3. Grind medium or medium/fine. Grinding coarse for French Press leads to under extracted, sour tasting, weak coffee. 

French Press Coffee Instructions Backyard Beans

4. When your water is ready add it to the coffee and fill the cylinder, start a timer. 

5. Once the grounds settle to the top give it a good stir to sink the grounds. Don’t break the glass! 

French Press Coffee Instructions Backyard Beans

6. Apply plunger to trap the heat. 

7. At 4 minutes slowly press the plunger down, pour and enjoy!

French Press Coffee Instructions Backyard Beans

8. Transfer all coffee from press to carafe or mug to stop the extraction process. You don’t want your 2nd cup to be bitter and over-extracted!

French Press Coffee Instructions Backyard Beans

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