How to Use a French Press Coffee Maker

A French press coffee maker requires using very coarsely ground coffee beans, filling the container with boiling water, allowing it to steep and pressing the filter over the coffee grounds. See how French presses are used with information from a barista, coffee grower and coffee roaster in this free video on coffee drinks.

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Hi! I'm Raphael Perrier from Kahwa Coffee Roasting. I'm going to talk to you about how to use a coff, French press coffee maker. These are French press coffee makers. They are different style, different size according to what you want to do. The first thing you want to have is a very coarse coffee. The French press needs the coarser grind, you can find how to grinder. It could be a home grinder, commercial grinder. If you buy your coffee into a coffee shop, have them grind very very coarse. This type is very simple. Usually, the French press comes in with a spoon like this. It's made to measure your coffee, obviously. So, what you do is you take your coffee, you go inside. What I do is I usually put about 3/4 of an ounce for 12 ounce of French press. So, that's what in here, 3/4 of an ounce, that's the coffee you going to have. Then you take your coffee pot, you go right here and get some hot water. It can be boiling water, it can be very hot water, up to you. Fill up to to a bottle right here. Something you should always do is grab a spoon and stir your coffee to mix it very very well. Once your coffee is mix very very well just like this, let it sit. Usually, it sits for about 3-4 minutes to get a very good extraction on the coffee. You want the water and the coffee grind to actually mix together and absorb all the caffeine from it. So, after 3, 4 minutes, you get your French press on top of it to, slowly you go down and press your coffee all the way to the bottom. Sometimes it's going to be bit hard but it's okay, don't worry, just don't try and press too hard but bring it down all the way. When it's all the way in the bottom, your coffee is actually made right here. If you have a very good coffee, a good sign for a coffee is when you see lot of cream on top of your French press right here. The French press is very good alternative when you don't have an Espresso machine and you don't want to drink drip coffee. It's to my taste, one of the best way to drink a coffee, and I push it all the flavor of your coffee. I'm Raphael Perrier from Kahwa Coffee Roasting and I was talking to you about how to use a French press coffee maker.


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