GOT A COUPLE FRIENDS COMING OVER FOR SOME COFFEE?
NO WORRIES, A FRENCH PRESS IS An easy WAY TO share coffee with EVERYONE!
Downside: less control over the infusion process, brews coffee with a high content in coffee sediments.
Upside: Quick and easy method that you can share, brews coffee with a full body.
Filtered water: 800 ml at 92–94° C
Coffee beans: 66.5 g
Grind size: French Press filter (coarser than for a metal filter)
Small brush to sweep up all of the grounds and clean up the grinder
Boiler and gooseneck kettle (or boiler)
Brewing Steps :
1. Start by heating water up to 92–94° C.
2. As the water heats up, weigh 66.5 g of beans into a receptacle, then leave it on the side.
3. Place the French press on the scale.
4. Grind your beans into the receptacle, brush up the grinder and leave the receptacle on the side.
5. When the water has reached 92–94° C, preheat the French press by filling it up, then discard the water*.
6. Pour the coffee grounds into the French press, level it out and tare the scale.
7. Using the gooseneck kettle, begin by slowly trickling around 100 g of fresh hot water, at 92–94° C, in concentric circles, gradually working your way outward from the centre, in order to create a bloom, while never pouring water directly onto the glass**.
AS YOU POUR THE WATER, WATCH AND CAREFULLY FOLLOW THE CIRCUMFERENCE OF THE BUBBLES SLOWLY GROWING OUT FROM THE CENTRE OF THE FILTER***. LET THE BLOOM DEVELOP FOR 30 SECONDS TO A MINUTE.
8. WHEN THE WATER HAS ALMOST ENTIRELY TRICKLED DOWN, START POURING WATER IN CONCENTRIC CIRCLES AGAIN, SLOWLY WORKING YOUR WAY IN AND OUT, FOLLOWING THE SAME CIRCUMFERENCE, UP TO 800 g.
9. Remove the French press of the scale, deposit it on a flat surface, insert the piston over the top and let the coffee brew for 4 minutes, then slowly press the piston to avoid agitating the mix and immediately decant the coffee in a carafe.
10. Serve and enjoy!