BREWING A FRENCH PRESS
In these brewing methods your coffee remains submerged in water and after requisite brew time you strain the brew. Brewing happens due to heat and time.
This method is least complicated and provides you a great brew with rich body. Though this method has few disadvantages over pour over as you need more time, some amount of brew is left behind absorbed in coffee grounds and you may get some grit in your coffee, however if you can wait longer for a cupping bowl kind of extraction, let the grit sediment and don’t mind a slightly cooler coffee to enjoy more flavours you are certainly going to enjoy this method.
WATER 290 GMs
TOTAL BREW TIME 5:30 to 8 min
You would need:
- A French Press coffee brewer also called Café Press or Coffee Plunger (Here we have used a Hario Cafe Press Slim, it brews around 240 ml coffee).
- A burr type coffee grinder. (Electric or manual).
- 19 g of good quality, freshly roasted coffee.
- Water and a kettle/ pot with heating source to heat it.
- Weighing scale and timer.
- A spoon.
For higher extraction while using optimally roasted, good quality coffee you may let your coffee brew even for 8-10 minutes, coffee tends to get more complex without getting astringent, however if you like your coffee to be very hot you may try grinding coffee a bit finer. You may play with grind size or time to find your perfect brew but you must play with only one parameter at a time.