How to Brew: The Perfect French Press

March 07, 2019

There is something beautiful about the simplicity of the French Press– a cylindrical pot, a plunger, and a delicate filter screen. Welcome back to our series, “How to Brew” where our brewing guide, Nick Villalon,  provides you with tips & tricks on how to craft the best cup of Grounds & Hounds coffee. Today, Nick will show you just how fun and easy it is to brew with a French Press.

Step 1: Heat filtered water until it reached a boil and then remove from heat fr 30-45 seconds, allowing the water to reach the idea temperature of 205 degrees

Step 2: Measure 2 rounded tablespoons of whole bean coffee for every 6 ounces of water used in brewing.

Step 3: While water is heating, coarsely grind coffee so it appears to be the same size as coarse sea salt.

Step 4: Add ground coffee into the empty French Press.

Step 5: Slowly pour enough of the water to cover grounds and let is soak for 20 seconds, stir with a wooden or plastic spoon to allow even water contact.

Step 6: Pour in the remaining water and place the lid on your French Press (Do not plunge! We know that it's tempting).

Step 7: Set your timer for 4-5 minutes and spend some quality time with your pup, maybe play a few rounds of fetch with one of our Grounds & Hounds plush toys.

Step 8: After 4-5 minutes, plunge the French Press, pour into your favorite mug, and enjoy that eye closing sip.

Thank you for stopping by and we hope that this gives you a little insight on how to brew the perfect French Press. Visit our store for all your brewing and coffee needs.

Find your favorite coffee, brewing gear and accessories in our online shopand join us next time on “How to Brew”!


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