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How to make French Press coffee

Premium coffee can be ruined without proper brewing techniques. Here's how to make a great cup of French Press coffee.

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1

Preheat pot with hot tap water

You can heat the water a number of ways, but I'll be using a tea kettle and heating the water over the stove.

Preheat pot with hot tap water
2

Grind and measure the coffee beans

You should use 2 tablespoons of ground coffee for every 6 ounces of water. Pour the coffee grounds into the French Press.

Grind and measure the coffee beans
3

Add water and stir

When the water has come to a boil, add the just-boiled water to the coffee grounds. Remember to maintain your proportion of 6 oz of water to 2 tablespoons of ground coffee. Make sure to stir with a long spoon to help release the flavor.

Add water and stir
4

Place lid and push down the plunger

Place lid and push down the plunger
5

Steep coffee for 4 minutes, then enjoy!

You should let the coffee steep for 4 minutes for smaller pots and 5 minutes for larger pots. After it steeps, you're ready to pour the perfect cup.