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French press is one of the most popular coffee brewing methods. Some might think this is because of the inexpensive equipment, but there are two other important reasons. It’s easy to make a cup, and brewing is relatively forgiving, and coffee is bold and flavorful.
- Measure a heaping tablespoon (8 grams) of coffee beans for every 7 oz, (200 ml), of water.
- Grind the coffee coarsely, (a little coarser than drip).
- Dump the ground coffee in the French press, (cafetière).
- Pour hot water, (not quite boiling), over the grounds, and stir vigorously, to make sure all coffee is wet.
- Press the plunger to the water level, and let it steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Finer grind less steeping.
- After the 5 minutes, push the plunger slowly, all the way down. Press steady, and don’t try to rush it up.
- Pour the coffee in cups and wash the pot.
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