Brewing Guide - French Press

Author: Bliss Coffee Roasters  

If you’re looking to indulge for your morning brew, French press is the way to go.
Rich and smooth, could easily pair with a chocolate croissant (it’s called “French” for a reason).
For the most comprehensive experience, you’ll want a grinder, a kettle and scale to go with your press.
The perfect French-press cup requires careful measuring and excellent timing.
Grinding your own beans is the best way to go because you can get the coarse grind needed for the best taste and filtration.

Time required: 5-10 minutes. 
Flavour: The flavour intensity depends on how coarse or fine your grounds are. 
What you’ll need:
French press,
whole coffee beans (grind coarsely) and,
Difficulty: Intermediate.

Method for 8 Cup Plunger

  1. Add 58g (6 tbsp) of coffee ground coarse for plunger.
  2. Pour in 800mL of 96ºC water whilst stiring, to fill the Plunger up to ~5cm from the top. 
  3. Sit the plunger on top of the pot and let the coffee brew for 4-6 minutes.
  4. Using just the weight of your hand, apply slight pressure on top of the plunger knob to lower the plunger straight down into the pot. Lowering the plunger slowly with minimal pressure produces best results.
  5. Pour and share with friends (or drink it all yourself).



3 cup

4 cup

8 cup

12 cup







5 heaped teaspoons

3 heaped tablespoons

6 heaped tablespoons

9.5 heaped tablespoons







Tims Tips

  • Grind coffee immediately before use. Coffee begins to stale as soon as it is ground.
  • Heat your plunger with hot water before use.
  • Avoid sediment in your cup by not plunging all the way to the bottom. Push ¾ of the way down.
  • Pouring slowly will also limit the sediment in your cup.
  • If you are having difficulty pushing the plunger down, stop pushing and pull slightly upwards, then continue pushing down.

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