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How to Use a French Press – 10 Easy Steps

How to Use a French Press – 10 Easy Steps How To Make French Press Coffee

Want to learn how to use a French Press to make coffee? A French Press is perfect for making one cup of coffee, or maybe two cups of coffee, with pre-ground coffee.

Below are 10 easy simple steps for making your delicious cup of coffee. Before we begin, here’s a quick checklist of things that you will need: 

  • 1 French Press
  • 1 kettle (tea kettle)
  • Your favorite coffee (pre-grinded coarse ground coffee)
  • Measure about 5-10 desert spoons, depending on how strong you want your coffee.
  • And your favorite mug!

Making coffee using a French press

Step 1:  Start off by rinsing the tea kettle with warm water, for a quick clean rinse. Afterwards, add fresh purified water to the tea kettle.

Step 2:  Rinse the French Press, then add about 5-10 desert spoons of your favorite ground coffee to the French Press.

Step 3: Boil water in your tea kettle, at about 190-210 degrees Fahrenheit (don’t measure or touch the water with your hands, it’ll burn!), then let the water cool down just a bit.

Step 4: Pour your water slowly over the ground coffee that you added earlier to the French Press. You want to make sure that the French Press is about halfway full, give or take a bit.

Step 5: Wait for a couple of minutes (2-3 minutes should be fine) then fill the French Press all the way up to the top (maybe read in your spare time... just suggesting)

Step 6: Cover up the French Press with the lid, then wait for another minute or two (read again maybe...)

Step 7: Slowly press down on the French Press knob (take your time. no joke.) If it takes too much pressure to press down, this means that the coffee grind is too fine. You may want to consider a coarser grind of coffee.

Step 8: Get ready to pour your coffee (I bet that it’ll taste good!)

Step 9:  Slowly pour your coffee from the French Press and hold the lid to avoid spilling delicious coffee. (If you spill it, too bad, so sad)

Step 10: Enjoy your coffee!

Step 11: There is no step 11... remember? The title is 10 easy steps. Just enjoy your fresh cup of coffee.