Retro Rocket Coffee Admin

French Press

August 02, 2018

Description: Heavy, bold cup of coffee, full-immersion method

Equipment: Grinder, timer, scale, hot water, whole bean coffee, standard 34 oz french press


  1. Weigh out and grind 54 grams of coffee on a coarse grind. Your ground coffee should look similar to coarse sea salt.
  2. Pour a small amount of hot water in the french press to preheat the vessel, then pour out.
  3. Place the french press on the scale; Place freshly ground coffee in the french press; evenly distributed at the bottom and then set the scale to zero.
  4. Grab your timer and start it just when you begin to pour the water. Pour enough hot water over the grounds to evenly saturate them (about 30 grams); wait 30-40 seconds for the coffee grounds to ‘bloom’ (the fresh coffee releases CO2 and gets all bubbly).
  5. Pour the remaining water in the vessel until the scale reads 920 grams. Place the french press top on the vessel.
  6. When the timer reaches 4 minutes press the plunger down all the way.
  7. Immediately pour your coffee, sip and enjoy!
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