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Coffee // French Press

Alexandria Mavis

French Press is the last of our Mini Coffee Series. Although French press is a more traditional method it is still a great brewing method because it's a simple, easy and affordable way to get a good cup of coffee. Don't forget when you make your next cuppa to share it with us using #goldbrew

What you'll need: 4 Cup French Press, Goose-neck kettle, Burr Grinder, 36grams of whole coffee beans (we used Blackboard Coffee), 500grams of bottled or filtered water, digital scale, a timer and soup spoon.

For French Press we recommend using the freshest coffee you can get your hands on (preferably 2 or 3 days off the roast).

French Press // From Gold Blog

Set grind to "Coarse". Pour 36grams of coarse ground coffee into the French Press. Then place the French Press on your scale, taring it to 0. We highly recommend getting your hands on a Burr Grinder (as it has the most consistent grind).

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Start the brew timer as you begin to pour the freshly boiled hot water. You are looking to add 500 grams of water, saturating all of the grounds.

French Press // From Gold Blog
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Wait 4 minutes for your coffee to steep. 10 seconds before the brew is finished, break the crust and clear the remaining floating grounds and "bloom" with the spoon. This will allow an easier plunge while also giving you a cleaner cup.

French Press // From Gold Blog

Press down slowly and carefully. Pressing too quickly or forcefully might cause for spilling hot coffee out the sides.

French Press // From Gold Blog

Pour and enjoy.

French Press // From Gold Blog