Among the simplest of the brewing methods, the French Press is super consistent, easy to brew, and very reliable. Its well-made, classic design has stood the test of time & remained completely unchanged since its invention back in 1929 by Italian designer, Attilio Calimani. It’s also handy when you’re making coffee for friends, with the ability to scale the recipe from 1 cup all the way to 10 cups (depending on the size of your plunger). We always recommend grinding fresh to get the most flavour from the coffee. Read on & prepare to enjoy some delicious coffee at home with family and friends.

EQUIPMENT

YOU WILL NEED

1 x French Press (we used a 2 cup for this recipe)

1 x Grinder

1 x Scales

Locale Coffee Beans

COFFEE

CHOOSE YOUR BEANS

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Aeropress Boil Water
Aeropress Boil Water

STEP N°1

BOIL YOUR WATER

Put the kettle on and bring the water temperature up to around 95°

STEP N°2

PREP THE FRENCH PRESS

Pour hot water into the French Press to warm it.

STEP N°3

WEIGH THE BEANS

Weigh out 18.5 grams of beans.

STEP N°4

GRIND THE BEANS

Grind the beans to a coarse, sand-like texture.

STEP N°5

ADD YOUR GROUND COFFEE

Discard water from French Press, tare off scales and add 18g of ground coffee.

STEP N°6

ADD WATER

Tare scales again, start the timer and add 300 grams of water, ensuring the grounds are completely saturated.

STEP N°7

STIR & WAIT

After 1 minute has passed, gently stir for 3 seconds then replace the lid & wait.

STEP N°8

PLUNGE

After 4 minutes has passed, slowly begin plunging.

STEP N°9

POUR & ENJOY

Pour the brewed coffee into your cup of choice, sit back & enjoy a fresh brew.

HINTS & TIPS

ADJUST TO YOUR TASTE

If you find it’s too watery or weak, try brewing for longer or using a finer grind.