Brew Method: French Press
The French Press (Press Pot, or Cafetiere) is a full immersion, non-filtered brew method. The resulting coffee tends to be full bodied with a heavier mouth-feel and an oilier finish than methods that use a paper filter.
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1. Preheat water and pour a small amount into the French Press and desired drinking vessel to warm them up.
2. Measure beans on scale according to bean water ratio and grind beans in burr grinder. (Remember to remove the pre-heat water from step 1 before adding coffee to the French Press!)
3. Put the grounds into the French Press on a scale, then tare. Pour a splash of water to cover all the beans, stir, and let bloom for 30sec.
4. Using the scale to measure, pour the remaing water into the French Press and cover with the lid but do not plunge.
5. After the 4 min of immersion time, give the pot a quick stir then plunge firmly but slowly. It should take around 20s to reach the bottom.
6. Quickly decant brew into warmed drinking vessel. Contrary to popular belief, French Press coffee keeps brewing after plunging so it's important to decant before too many bitter flavors are extracted.
French Press Variables
|Blue Bottle||1:1040g:400g||30s bloom, 4min brew||coarse||boil||dense and heavy, vulnerable to over-extraction|
|Stumptown||1:1458g:850g||1min bloom, 3min brew||breadcrumb coarse||205°F||an easy way to get truly excellent coffee at home|
|Ritual||1:1455g:850g||1min bloom, 3min brew||#5.5 medium||205°F||heavy bodied with rich sweetness|
|Sight Glass||1:1638g:600g||30s, Stir, 3:30min||coarser||1min after boiling||a more rounded sweetness backed by a satisfying mouth feel and body|
|Verve||1:1520g:300g||30s bloom, knock down bloom||coarser than drip||after boil||easiest way to start brewing at your house, heavy mouth feel|