I am no coffee expert, but I am a perfectionist with an exalting love for this exceptional drink.
What you will need:
– A Coffee Grinder
– A French Press Unit
– Either a Nylon Filter or a Metal Filter
– Pre-Boiled Water
*Once you’ve gathered all of the necessary components, Please join me below.
First and foremost, we will need to grind our coffee beans. This step is by far the most important. The grinder is one place you should not skimp on quality! Consistency in the texture of your coffee grounds plays a very important role in the strength of your brew.
Once your beans have been ground into the desired consistency, pour them into your filter. The type of filter you use really depends on the consistency of your grounds. A nylon filter generally is associated with fine grounds, similar to the consistency of say.. sugar. Whereas, metal filters are normally associated with much larger & coarse grounds.
The finer the consistency of your coffee grounds & the larger diameter of your pot, the more difficult it will be to operate the plunger.
Next, your french press unit. Once you have moved your fresh coffee grounds into your filter, you are ready to place your filter into the french press unit.
The water you use, should be brought to boil before it is poured into the unit. Add the water steadily, making a point to saturate all of your grounds evenly.
Shortly after you begin to pour in the boiling water, you will notice a light brown froth (also known as bloom) begin to grown on top of your liquid. Once you fill your french press unit to the point where the filter can do it’s job without struggling, stir the liquid 6-8 times. The stirring will encourage the froth/bloom to build up further.
Now, we will add the filter assembly back into the unit slowly. After the filter assembly has been re-installed, let the brew steep for a few minutes. For a smaller unit, 2-3 minutes is easily adequate; a larger pot however, will require 4-5 minutes.
Finally, it is time to slowly and steadily press your plunger through the developing brew, making even & consistent movements.
Please Be Careful Not To Burn Yourself. It is very easy to get impatient and spill, over fill your unit with boiling water, use too much force when operating the plunger, etc. It is all too easy to burn yourself if not using caution.
Now we are ready to pour and enjoy this heavenly brew!