How to Use a French Press

Start the day off right with the perfect cup of French press coffee! Making French press coffee is a lot easier than you think and you don’t have to be a coffee genius to produce a cup of delicious joe that will taste delicious and keep you motivated all morning long!

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 5 minutesTotal: 15 minutes
Fat 0 Carbs 0 Protein 0
Yield 4 1x


  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 1/2 cup whole roasted coffee beans


  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil.
  2. While water is boiling, grind coffee beans to a coarse grind. The coffee grounds should be all relatively the same size. Not too finely ground and not super chunky.
  3. When the water has come to a boil, remove from the heat and let water sit for 1-2 minutes to prevent scalding the coffee grounds.
  4. Place grounds into the French press and slowly pour hot water into the French press. Then, use a long spoon to mix the ground to make sure they are fully submerged. Let brew for 5 minutes (or more if you like really strong coffee). We like to place the French press top on top of the grounds while it’s brewing so no hot air escapes.
  5. Once the 5 minutes is up, press the plunger down, bringing the coffee grounds down to the bottom of the French press.
  6. Enjoy coffee black or try it with our homemade oat milk

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 Calories: 0 Sugar: 0 Fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 0 Fiber: 0 Protein: 0
Author: Linley RichterCategory: DrinkMethod: Stove TopCuisine: American

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