CONTACT US

          For Alexandria, the blog & general inquiries please email             hello@alexandriamavis.com 

QUERIES // Check out our FAQ Page & anything that doesn't cover please feel free to ask!

GIVEAWAYS // We absolutely LOVE giveaways from lots of different businesses/creatives please get in touch with us to see if it would suit our blog style & our readers. 

SPONSORS // This is a for-profit blog, I gladly accept & promote sponsors / brand collaborations that I genuinely like, highly recommend & feel suit the style of my blog or something my readers will love. All sponsored posts will be stated as such. Please feel free to contact me for more information, 

 

 


Grand Rapids MI
USA

An Michigan based lifestyle blog by Alexandria Mavis. A perfectly curated space the combines her love of home decor, style, design, DIY, and entertaining.

© 2018 Alexandria Mavis. All rights reserved. If you share content please give proper credit, and link with love!

Blog

An Grand Rapids based interior design and lifestyle blog by Alexandria Mavis. A perfectly curated space the combines her love of interiors, style, travel, DIY, and entertaining.

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).

 Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 preset

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
 Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 preset

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