How to use a french Press

French Press Erns Rancho cucamonga

It's so easy

This is how I make my coffee in the morning now. I used to use a Kurig because it was convenient and I was just making a single cup of coffee for myself. Recently I started making my wife's coffee for her every morning to try and help her get off those nasty energy drinks. In the time it takes me to make multiple cups of coffee in the Kurig I can make even better tasting coffee in a french press. Another factor for me to switch to a french press was that Rad Coffee now roasts and sells their own bags of beans. I wanted to support one of my favorite coffee places and switched to this method of brewing.  The other option is a pour over but I didn't want to mess with filters.  A french press can run from $15 - $40 and it's really a basic contraption. It's a glass containter, a lid with a long stem that has a mesh screen on a stem that pushes everythign to the bottom.

Here is a quick video on how I use my french press.

Quick instructions:

Place the pot on a dry, flat surface.

Hold the handle firmly, then pull out the plunger Add a heaping tablespoon (7-8 grams) of coffee to the pot per 200 ml (6.7 oz) of water

Pour hot water—not quite boiling—into the pot, and gently stir

Carefully reinsert the plunger into the pot, stopping just above the water and ground coffee (do not plunge yet),

and let stand for 3-4 minutes

Press the plunger down slowly, exerting steady pressure

After each use, wash the pot with water and mild detergent, and dry thorough

It's that easy!!

Author: ernsoner