Are you intimidated by the idea of using a French Press? We’ll show you how to make perfect French press coffee that tastes amazing every single time.
My husband and I drink coffee every morning. We typically use a single serve brewer, and I think about how much energy that uses over the year.
When possible, I prefer to use eco-friendly methods over energy intensive methods. When our single serve brewer started acting up, we bought a new coffee pot, which we ended up hating.
So we decided to try something new – making coffee in a French press at home. While you do need to heat the water to make French press coffee, you don’t technically need electricity so I thought it would be a good skill to acquire.
It took some time to figure out all of the nuances, but coffee made in a French press just tastes so special! And don’t worry, it’s so much easier than it sounds! Once you’ve done it a time or two, you’ll be a French press coffee pro.
How to Make the Best French Press Coffee Home
Supplies and Ingredients
- Measure the appropriate amount of coffee grounds and add them to the bottom of your coffee press. You’ll want 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds per 8 ounces of water.
- Boil your water, then remove it from the heat and allow it to sit for 1-2 minutes. You want the water to be at 195 degrees F.
- Pour half of your water over the coffee beans and allow it to sit for 2 minutes. This will help the coffee to bloom, which makes it less bitter and ensures it won’t be too weak.
- Stir the grounds.
- Then pour in the rest of your hot water. Allow it to sit for another 2 minutes.
- Press the coffee grounds down in your coffee press with the plunger.
- Immediately pour the coffee into your coffee mug so that it won’t over brew. Add coconut sugar, collagen powder and fresh cream or your favorite coffee add-ins.
That’s it! Now you know how to make the best French press coffee at home. Let us know how it goes in the comments below!