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By Lizzie Powell

French Press Brewing Guide

Step 1

Pre warm the cafetiere with hot water, leave the lid on with the hot water in for 1 - 2 minutes

Step 3

Step 2

Weigh out the coffee ideally using scales. We suggest using 45 - 50grams per litre and adjusting to suit your taste

Step 4

Step 3

Dispose of the water you used to warm the cafetiere earlier, pop the coffee straight in, pour over just off the boil water. Give the coffee a quick stir to break up any clumps

Step 5

Step 4

Allow the coffee to ‘bloom’ this is the Co2 escaping, if the coffee has been roasted in the last 2 weeks allow around a minute, if over 2 weeks allow 30 - 45 seconds

Step 5

Press the plunger down slightly lower than the surface of the coffee and allow to stand for another 3-4 minutes

Step 1 and 2

Step 6

Press the plunger all the way down, serve and enjoy!


For a milder brew, add hot water to a cup, that way you get the full flavour with none of the bitterness

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