We taught you how to brew cold brew using a french press and now it’s time to learn how to brew yummy hot coffee using the same press.
Earlier we had covered for you how to cold brew using a french press but a cold brew isn’t everybody’s cup of coffee.
So, how do you brew a hot cup of early morning coffee in a french press? Well, let’s dig right into it. Follow these instructions and you will be able to prepare your own coffee in a French Press in no time at all.
Things you’ll need:
- French Press
- Freshly roasted coffee beans
- Coffee Grinder
Steps to Follow:
Wanto brew the perfect cup of morning joe using your french press? Follow these steps.
Step 1: Measure the Water
The first thing that you need to do is measure out your water for coffee. For this, always remember that you need to take the desired cup size in which you want your coffee and then choose the desired number of cups of water for preparing your coffee.
Just pour it into a kettle which you can use for heating and make sure that you use filtered water.
Step 2: Heat the Water
Once this is done, you need to heat your kettle and bring the water to 205 degrees Fahrenheit. This can take a couple of minutes and if you don’t have a thermometer to check the water temperature, then simply boil the water and then remove the kettle from the stove for around 30 seconds.
Step 3: Grind the Coffee Beans
While your filtered water is heating, you need to grind your coffee to a coarsely ground form and you can use an automatic grinder or a hand burr grinder for this. Make sure that you only grind the amount of coffee that is needed to brew so that you can prepare fresh coffee every time.
The amount of coffee you take depends on the cups of water that you have heated up. If you preparing 4 cups of coffee, then you need 4 cups of water and 4 tablespoons of coffee. Remember that the water to coffee ratio will always be 1:1.
Step 4: Preheat the French Press
Once your coffee is coarsely ground and your water is adequately heated, you will need to first rinse your French Press with hot water to pre-heat it. Make sure that your French Press is clean and doesn’t hold any coffee residue and check that the wire plunger is properly clean.
Step 5: Bloom the Coffee
Now, add your ground coffee to the carafe and then set the timer for around 4 minutes (for 4 cups of coffee). Fill up the carafe with hot water till the halfway mark and then let the coffee bloom a little before you add more water to it.
Step 6: Add More Water
After 1 minute of blooming, add more water to the French Press and soak all the ground coffee properly and efficiently. Place the lid back on top of the plunger and then let the coffee steep for around 3 minutes.
Step 7: Plunge and Serve
Once the 4 minutes are up, you can slowly and gently press the plunger down with the help of your hand weight and make sure that you don’t apply too much pressure on it.
Once this is done, you can serve your coffee immediately in a mug and enjoy a delicious and fresh french press coffee with your snacks.
Didn’t get it right? Check out the video tutorial
Tips and Common Mistake to Avoid
Although making a cup of coffee in French Press is easy, there are a few important things to keep in mind to get the most out of your French Press.
- Always rinse the French Press with hot water to pre-heat it before you start brewing coffee in it.
- Don’t let the coffee stay too long in the French Press as it can turn bitter. Make sure that you transfer your coffee to a mug or a carafe as soon as it is ready in the French Press.
- Use the correct ground coffee size for brewing a cup of coffee. A French Press requires a coarsely ground coffee to provide the best flavor to the users.
- Always remember the correct water to coffee ratio. The correct balance is important to get the best flavor. If you use too little or too much water then your coffee won’t taste good.
- Always clean your French Press after every use. For this, you will first need to first discard the wastewater and coffee grounds and then disassemble your French Press. Then, rinse each and every part of your French Press with clean water properly and then let it air dry before using it again.