How to Use a Coffee Press
Brewing with a coffee press retains the precious natural oils otherwise absorbed by paper filters, extracting the coffee’s full flavor while giving it a consistency that’s thick and rich.
STEP ONE – GRIND AND MEASURE
Use coarse ground coffee that resembles sea salt in your press, and measure 2 tablespoons per 6 ounces of water.
TIP: Remember, coffee is like produce. Buy it often in small quantities to enjoy it at the peak of freshness.
STEP TWO – ADD HOT WATER
Fill the press with hot water that’s just off the boil. Make sure to saturate all the grounds.
TIP: To give your coffee the best possible flavor, use filtered or bottled water.
STEP THREE – PLACE PLUNGER AND BREW
Put the plunger back on the press without pushing it down, and let the coffee brew for 4 minutes.
STEP FOUR – PRESS AND POUR
Gently push down the plunger until it reaches the bottom of the press, and enjoy.