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how to make French press coffee

French Press Coffee

French Press Coffee is easy and delicious. You will need a French press carafe, filtered water, ground coffee and long spoon for stirring. I use a stove top tea kettle to heat the water but you can use your preferred method. 
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Steep 4 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine French
Servings 4 8 oz cups


  • 4 cups Water filtered
  • 1/2 cup Coffee Beans coarsely ground


  • French Press
  • Burr Grinder
  • Tea Kettle stovetop or electric
  • Long Spoon
  • Thermometer optional


  • Grind coffee so that it is coarse, about the consistency of kosher salt. Place ground coffee into French Press carafe.
  • Heat water to boiling and allow to sit for 1 minute. this is a good time to grind your grab your favorite mug. You want your water to 195º use a thermometer if you prefer.
  • Pour water into the carafe and over coffee beans. Stir vigorously for about 30 seconds.  
  • Place carafe lid on with the plunger fully extended. Allow steeping for 4 minutes.
  • Slowly depress the plunger. Pour coffee into your favorite mug and add cream and sugar to taste. 
    how to make French press coffee


The ratio of Water to Coffee for French Press

  • 1 serving — 1 cup water (8 fluid ounces) — 2 tablespoons coffee beans
  • 2 servings — 2 cups water (16 fluid ounces) — 1/4 cup coffee beans
  • 4 servings — 4 cups water (32 fluid ounces) — 1/2 cup coffee beans
  • 8 servings — 8 cups water (64 fluid ounces) — 1 cup coffee beans
Keyword French Press Coffee