How to Add Milk to French Press Coffee

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French press coffee makers use a method to prepare coffee similar to steeping tea leaves. Coarse coffee grounds sit in hot water for four minutes, then a plunger presses the grounds to the bottom of the French press with the filtered coffee ready to pour out of the pitcher. For those who prefer a creamy coffee beverage, add milk to the coffee. French press coffee has a smoother flavor than drip coffee, so you might not require the addition of milk to mellow it out.

Things You'll Need

  • Water
  • French press
  • Coarsely ground coffee beans
  • Milk
  • Bring the number of cups of water for your coffee to a boil over high heat.

  • Remove the water from the heat to cool to just below a boil for two minutes.

  • Add 1 tbsp. of coarsely ground coffee beans per cup to the bottom of your French press.

  • Pout the water over the grounds. Do not brew your French press coffee with milk as the milk could curdle in the high heat required to brew the coffee.

  • Screw the lid onto the top of the French press but leave the plunger up for four minutes.

  • Gently warm your milk over low heat until heated through, if desired, to keep your coffee hot.

  • Push the plunger down through the coffee grounds until it is completely depressed.

  • Twist the lid to open the pouring spout and serve the coffee.

  • Taste your French press coffee to determine if you require added milk.

  • Add the milk, warmed if desired, or cold to the coffee based on your personal preference.

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