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Brewing guide for French Press

French Press brewing guide
08.02.2016 Maria Ariyo

Master your French Press!

The origin of the french press is in France, which explains it’s name. Even though the name resembles the word espresso, this brewing method is not for brewing espressos. One of the best things about the french press is, that it is easy to use and you only require the french press, water and coffee.

The french press doesn’t require filter paper, which gives the coffee a rich flavor but might leave some coffee residue into the coffee. To minimize the coffee grinds in the coffee, one should use a press with a double layered filter. Our go to is the Espro french presses that are a modern version of the traditional french press. Even though the Espro Presses have the dual filter, they don’t filter the fats and natural flavors of the coffee, so the final brew will result in a flavorful and rich cup of coffee.

Instructions: This is how you can brew 4 dl of coffee with Slurp’s french press recipe:

Brewing time: 4:00 min
Final quantity of coffee: 4 dl
Grinding: Coarser than for regular filter coffee. Using the Wilfa grinder, we recommend the french press setting.
The ratio of coffee to water: 6g coffee, 100g water

  1. Boil the water and let it cool slightly. Usually it takes approximately 30 seconds for the coffee to cool to the optimal level of 92-96 degrees.
  2. Preheat the french press by pouring some water in it and then pouring it away.
  3. Weigh 24 grams of coffee and grind it to the right coarseness. You can also use pre-ground medium coarseness coffee.
  4. Pour the coffee into the press.
  5. Pour a small amount of water and mix the coffee grounds evenly with the water.
  6. Pour the rest of the coffee into the french press and set the lid on with the plunger in the top position.
  7. Wait for 4 minutes. To achieve the best result, use a spoon to gently press the coffee grounds towards the bottom. The remaining coffee and foam can be removed from the top of the coffee wit the spoon.
  8. Set the plunger back and press it steadily down. Depending on the amount of coffee, the process should take approximately 15-45 seconds.
  9. Serve the delicious french press immediately or just let it sit in the pan. The Espro press is a thermos and keeps the coffee from over-brewing after pressing the plunger down!


Tips for brewing with french press:

  • Changing the coarseness level of the coffee might enable you to find different flavors from the coffees.
  • The Espro presses are easy to clean and are even machine washable.
  • You can also use the press to prepare loose leaf tea.
  • Try also cold brewing your coffee with french press!

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