Easy Tips on How To Use a French Press for Coffee Maker

People are trying to find out how to use french press as a coffee maker are usually people who do not have a coffee machine, yet wat to easily make brewed coffee at home. One of the simplest coffee-making tools you can have is a French press. It’s easy to use and it’s relatively cheap. Taking that into consideration, let us go through the steps needed to make quality brewed coffee using a French press. 

What is a French Press?

As mentioned earlier, the French press is considerably the simplest coffee maker that you can have in order to brew a perfectly good cup of coffee. Unlike its name, the French press is actually originally invented in Milan, Italy in the mid of the 1900s and basically features two main parts – the plunger and the beaker. Using these features, the French press coffee maker is used to steep coarsely ground coffee in hot water in order to make the brew. With that, let us move on to the steps needed in order to make a perfectly good cup of freshly brewed coffee using a French press.

Steps in Making Coffee using French Press

Making coffee using a French press is relatively easy and simple. Although it is nowhere near fast and convenient as using an actual coffee machine, it is still safe to say that a French press can still make a good tasting coffee like no other:

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  • • First, boil 2 cups of water.
  • • Then, prepare your coffee by grounding your coffee beans to a coarse grind. The amount of ground coffee you would use would depend primarily on your preferred brew strength.
  • To make coffee, pour your freshly ground coffee into the bottom of the French press and make it as level as possible.
  • • Pour the hot water into the beaker and gently stir the coffee for a few seconds.
  • Place the lid back with the plunger pulled back and let the coffee steep for about 3 to 4 minutes. Keep in mind that the longer you let your coffee steep, the stronger it would be.
  • • Once done, lift the lid up and scoop some of the crust ground coffee that formed at the surface of the brew.
  • • After that, put the lid back on and gently press onto the plunger fully until it hits the bottom.
  • • Then you can simply pour the brew to your mug and enjoy your coffee. 

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As you can see, making coffee using a French press is extremely easy. However, perfecting your brew can take a bit of practice as the ratio between the water and amount of coffee used is like trial and error.

Aside from that, you should also consider the length of time you let the coffee steep in order to better adjust your process and ultimately make the perfect brew just the way you like it.

Hopefully this article was able to provide you with enough information on how to use a French press in making amazing brewed coffee.

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