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Easy French Press Recipe

The French Press is one of the most approachable and popular ways to brew coffee. This recipe shows an easy way to get started brewing with a French Press.
Prep Time2 mins
Brew Time4 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: French
Keyword: coffee, french press
Servings: 2 servings


  • French Press coffee brewer


  • 32 g coffee ground coarsely
  • 400 g hot water 200° F (93.3° C)


  • Preheat your French Press with hot water (for about 30 seconds). Dump out the hot water.
  • Coarsely grind 32 grams of coffee and add it to the French Press making sure the grounds are evenly distributed
  • Pour 200g of 200° F water (93.3° C) in a circular motion over the grounds and ensure that all the grounds are submerged.
  • Let your coffee bloom (rest in the water) for about 30 seconds.
  • Add remaining 200g of the water into the French Press.
  • Put on the lid and slowly lower the plunger until the mesh only just touches the surface of the water.
  • Set a timer to 4 minutes to allow your coffee to brew.
  • Bring the plunger down slowly over 30 seconds.
  • Immediately pour your coffee into a mug or other container so that it does not brew too long and get over-extracted (making it taste bitter).


This recipe works for any size brew. You can scale it up or down as long as you maintain the 1:12 coffee to water ratio.