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I am a beginner who just has been curious on making his own coffee. My mistake is that I didn't thoroughly research on what ground of coffee beans I should have and unfortunately had a fine ground coffee. I researched what I can in the internet and it seems possible to use a fine ground coffee for a french press. My questions are:

  1. What is a good extraction time? I could experiment on this but an advice is greatly appreciated
  2. How many table spoon of fine ground coffee for a 600 ML french press?
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Your biggest issue with a fine grind will be getting the plunger to press down.
The two tried & tested methods are to push/pull the plunger & see if you can force it without breaking the glass; the other is to take the top off, give it a good stir & try to press it immediately, before it has chance to float into a solid brick again.

The rest is entirely up to you & how you like your coffee. Nominal time is 4 minutes. No-one can tell you how strong you like your coffee. I've seen people make it so thin it's more golden than brown & others so strong that light won't pass through a glass espresso cup.

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