French press coffee is dense and heavy, yet it has its own sort of elegance. As with any method, the devil is in the details:
To achieve a full expression of the coffee, decant it immediately after brewing so it doesn’t become bitter or chalky. Then, sink into this rich and heady cup. It only takes four minutes to brew.
Bring 1½ cups (350 g) of water to a boil.
Add 20g of perfectly ground coffee into the French press.
Pour the hot water gently over the grounds.
Stir the coffee with a wooden spoon to ensure the grounds are evenly saturated.
Place the lid gently on top of the press. Don’t plunge just yet.
Pause and let the coffee steep for four minutes. Four. Don’t guess.
Gently plunge the filter down through the coffee. When you’ve finished pressing, serve the coffee immediately. Don’t let it sit, as this will cause it to continue brewing and over-extract.