A press pot, also known as the French Press, is a coffee brewing method technique that allows the coffee grounds to steep in hot water and then the grounds are “pressed” to the bottom of the French Press. There are many ways to make a press pot, but The I make my press pots with a technique that I believe best showcases the coffee.
You will need:
1. 50 g Coffee beans
2. A scale
3. A grinder
4. Hot water
5. A French Press
1. Shine the French Press with a paper towel.
2. Zero out the scale with a silver cup on top and set to grams. This means to put the cup on the scale, turn it on, and wait for the reading to be zero before adding any beans. If the scale is set on ounces, press the on button a second time before it reads zero to change it to grams.
3. Weigh out 50 grams of coffee.
4. Grind the beans in the Bunn grinder on the course setting. Catch the grinds in the press pot without the lid on.
5. Steep the grinds in hot water (just below boiling) and fill up to the top silver line. I usually let the water kettle whistle at me or get to boiling, and then take the kettle off the stove for 30 seconds to let it cool down.
6. Start timer and let the grinds bloom. “Bloom” means to let the grinds saturate in the hot water. The picture to the right illustrates what it should look like at this stage.
7. At one minute, stir the grinds so that they are all wet.
8. At three minutes, start scraping the top grinds off using spoons, as pictured below.
9. At four minutes, put on the lid and slowly press down.
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