How to brew the perfect cup!
Coffee begins to lose flavor the moment it’s roasted, so use the freshest beans you can. Also, grind the beans yourself because air/oxygen, destroys the oils that give coffee its flavor. Use a burr grinder rather than the blade type, it crushes the bean uniformly, while the blade chops it unevenly.
- Measure out 1 heaping tablespoons or 7 grams of coffee for every 4 oz. of water. Adjust amount according to your personal taste.
- Bring the water just before boil (between 195 -200 degrees F). Let it stand for a few seconds if it reaches boil.
- Grind the beans on the coarsest setting, kosher sea salt texture. This will allow for a slower more even brew.
- Place grounds in the bottom of the clean, French press.
- Set timer for 4 minutes, evenly saturating the grounds, and start timer. Leave the lid off for now.
- After the coffee has brewed for 1 minute, stir or swirl the coffee to break up the bloom (crust) that has developed on top. This guarantees even and optimal extraction of all the grounds.
- Allow coffee to brew for the remainder of the 4 min. for the highest quality coffee. Then slowly press the plunger down.
- Pour ALL coffee from the French Press immediately after “pressing” to avoid over-brewing. If you have extra coffee, pour into a thermal container otherwise, it will continue to brew and taste horrible.
- Drink, share and enjoy!!