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The Roastery 

Foundry Road

Ammanford

SA18 2LS

Roastery Hours

Mon/Fri - 8.00AM - 5.30PM


how to brew a traditional French Press

The cafetiere has been one of the most widely-used home brewing methods since it was modified and gained traction in the French coffee market in the late twenties. Its popularity is just as unparalleled today, and is largely due to the simplicity of its classic design and function.


what you need


french press brewer

grinder & dripper kettle

scale & timer

mug or caraf

quality coffee and hot water

bean to cup time


what you need


french press brewer

grinder & dripper kettle

scale & timer

mug or caraf

quality coffee and hot water

bean to cup time



step 1

measure and grind


Before you begin your brew you need to calculate the correct coffee dose for your french press. to do this fill your french press with water, measure the volume and then divide by 15 to get your dose. For example our French press holds 550ml of water which provides us with a 35gm dose of coffee when divided by 15. weigh the correct amount of coffee and grind course to a breadcrumb consistency.

step 2

pre-heat your press


pre-heat your empty French Press by rinsing it with near boiling water. This helps maintain the temperature while brewing for best extraction. discard of this water before just before you add your coffee. You can also pre heat your serving cups in the same way.

step 3

bloom


carefully add your coffee to the french press, place on your scales and tear before adding any water. to bloom your coffee add the amount of water as your dose, so for 35 grams add 70ml of water. pour this for 10 seconds, then stir for 10 seconds, and then leave for a further 10 seconds before adding more volume.

step 4

pour and brew


after 30 seconds add the remaining volume of water to fill your french press over the next 30 seconds. Make sure all grounds are saturated and the edges of your french press are free from rogue coffee grounds. once full wait for 3 minutes for your coffee to brew, taking this time to clean up and prepare your serving caraf and cups.

step 5

stir and plunge


after 3 minutes give you coffee a last vigorous stir before applying your lid and slowly plunjung taking care to make sure all ground remain on the underside of your mesh.

step 6

pour and serve


immediately after completing your plunge pour your brew into a separate vessel or caraf so it is no longer in contact with your coffee. French Press is an immersion brew method and will continue to extract after your plunge. Finally serve into a pre-heated myg and enjoy!

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