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Simple French Press Coffee

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Ingredients

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56g (approx. 1/2 cup) Saltwinds Ocean Fresh Coffee grounds
3 cups hot water
to taste Milk

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Simple French Press Coffee

is the perfect gateway to exploring the wonderful world of specialty coffee. So, let's grab our coffee beans, roll up our sleeves, and brew some magic in a cup!

  • 6 mins
  • Serves 3
  • Easy

Ingredients

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French Press

If you’re new to the world of coffee and looking to venture beyond the realm of instant coffee, you’re in for a treat. Today, we’re going to dive into the art of brewing coffee using a French Press. This is the perfect gateway to exploring the wonderful world of specialty coffee. So, let’s grab our coffee beans, roll up our sleeves, and brew some magic in a cup!

What’s a French Press, Anyway?

First things first, let’s get acquainted with our trusty sidekick, the French Press. It’s a simple and elegant coffee brewing device that resembles a glass pitcher with a plunger and a mesh filter. Its beauty lies in its simplicity, making it an ideal starting point for beginners. Just a few easy steps, and you’ll be sipping on some fantastic coffee.

Gather Your Tools

Before we start, make sure you have all the necessary tools ready:

  1. A French Press (go for a 32 oz size if you’re brewing for more than one person).
  2. Ground Saltwinds Coffee beans (trust me; it’s the way to go).
  3. A coffee grinder (optional, but it ensures freshness and flavour).
  4. Fresh water.
  5. A timer (your phone will do just fine).
  6. A mug to enjoy your coffee.
  7. Milk and sweetener of your preference.

Tips and Tricks

  • Experiment with grind size: If your coffee tastes bitter, try coarsening the grind; if it tastes weak, go for a finer grind.
  • Store your coffee beans properly: Keep them in an airtight container away from light and moisture to preserve their freshness.
  • Play with water temperature: If you find the coffee too bitter, try using slightly cooler water next time. Conversely, use hotter water if it tastes weak.
  • Get a digital scale: If you want precise measurements, a digital scale can be a handy addition to your coffee-making arsenal.

 

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Steps

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Measure the Coffee

Let's get those coffee beans ready for action! For a large French Press, we recommend using 56g or about half a cup of ground Saltwinds Coffee. Remember, coffee brewing is all about experimentation. Feel free to adjust the coffee-to-water ratio to suit your taste preferences.

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Heat the Water

Time to get the water hot and steamy! Fill your kettle with fresh, filtered water and heat it to just below boiling point. Hot enough to work its magic, but not scalding to burn those precious coffee grounds.

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Bloom the Coffee

Say hello to a little magic trick called blooming! Place the French Press on your kitchen counter, add the measured coffee grounds, and slowly pour a small amount of hot water over them. Just enough to wet all the grounds. Watch them swell and release their aroma, giving you a glimpse of the coffee to come. Let it bloom for about 30 seconds.

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Fill it Up

After the blooming, slowly pour the rest of the hot water into the French Press, ensuring all the coffee grounds are submerged. Now, grab your timer and set it for 5 minutes. Patience, my friend; good coffee takes time.

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Press it Down

As your timer counts down, you'll notice a layer of foam forming on top. When the 5 minutes are up, it's time to plunge that plunger down gently but firmly. This separates the brewed coffee from the grounds, preventing over-extraction and ensuring a smoother taste.

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Pour and Savour

Congratulations, you've successfully brewed your coffee! Carefully pour into your favourite mug and take a moment to appreciate the aroma that fills the air. Now, savour each sip.

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Add Dairy and Sweetener (optional)

If you like, stir in your preferred amount of dairy and sweetener. Personalize your cup to your own taste!

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