French Press method

Create a tradition and a reputation of making some pretty damn good coffee for you and your family & friends to enjoy-go ahead and take it to the next level!
French press...a must. 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Keyword Drinks
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 2 people


  • 5 scoops coffee ground fine-medium
  • 1 liter water boiling
  • cream whole, or half & half
  • sugar cubes or a nice raw sugar


  • First step in this process if grinding your beans.  I happen to have a nice vintage coffee grinder.  You simply put the whole roasted beans into the silver spout, adjust your level of grinding, turn it on, and let it work.
  • (old German Brand, still works like new)
  • Finished product is a nice, medium to fine texture...and the smell.....heavenly!
  • I have the 1 liter press, so this recipe is according to this size. 
    Measurements are 5 heaping coffee spoons to 1 liter boiling water.  Stronger or weaker accordingly.
  • Boil the water-a great time and energy saver is an instant water boiling machine.  Instead of the stove method which took a long 5 minutes, this takes about 90 seconds.  Pretty instant!
  • Once the boiling temperature is met, pour the boiling water into the glass carafe. Use a circular swirling method when pouring.  This makes the pressing down part, effortless.  Otherwise, you will find it difficult to push the knob down when it's time. 
  • Once water is filled, push the lid on, keeping the metal rod raised.  Set the timer, and let the coffee grinds and the boiling water mix for 5 minutes. 
  • In the mean time, gather your condiments.  I take my coffee with a good quality cream, or half and half.  Some like their coffee sweet with sugar or honey, or agave.  While other's like it with both cream and sugar.  There is the hard-core coffee drinker who drinks it black.  Yes, I'm hard core, but I love it with cream.
  • When the timer has rung, depress the knob and press it all the way down.  This process forces the grinds to settle at the bottom, thus leaving your coffee free and clear of grinds.  Push all the way down until it hits the bottom.  Keep it depressed.  Pour your fresh brew of Java.
  • Add what you like.
  • and...enjoy.