Questions tagged [french-press]

A coffee brewing device that uses immersion brewing followed by plunging a metal screen to strain and compact the loose coffee grounds to pour the brewed coffee. Also known as a cafetière, coffee press or coffee plunger.

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What's the recommended coffee to water ratio for cold brew?

I was interested today in making some cold brew. I have a french press so I'd like to use that. What is your recommended brewing time? Does this make a concentrate? What ratio do you use later to ...
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How long should I steep in French press before decanting?

I have a 12-cup (51 oz.) Bodum French press. Generally how long am I supposed to wait for the freshly pressed grounds to steep before I decant?
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Does the bloom matter in French Press?

I am a fan of pour-over, generally speaking, and I understand the importance of wetting the grounds, then allowing them to "bloom" for 45 30 seconds or so before beginning the extraction. The main ...
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How can I minimize the amount of grounds at the bottom of my French press coffee?

Whenever I brew coffee with a French press, I tend to get a significant amount of grind left near the bottom of the cup, making the last bit of coffee far less enjoyable - mostly regardless, it seems, ...
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Could preparation method make coffee more acidic?

This is more of a vague feeling than something I'm sure of, but from the many cups I've drunk, I have a feeling that when prepared in a french press, my coffee tastes a little more sour/acidic, ...
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How long should I stir French press before "pressing"?

What are the pros/cons and effects of stirring, either "too much" or "too short", in a French press? My rule of thumb for steeping is to let the coffee cool down to a drinkable temperature, then ...
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How long should I leave my coffee for in a cafetiere (French press)? [duplicate]

I'm struggling to find a good way of timing how long to let my cafetiere stand before drinking. Is there a rule of thumb for how long I should leave it per mug? Or is there more to it than that?
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French Press: Fine Grind!

fellow coffee fanatics! I have recently started learning more about coffee and have learned many new espresso drinks. However, when it comes to the French press, I am at a loss. I have tons of fine ...
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How can I make my coffee taste stronger using a french press or gold filter?

I like drinking my own coffee at work, as it's cheaper and more convienient than buying espresso. However, recently I've been finding myself wanting a more long-black like espresso coffee. How can I ...
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how to make French Press coffee the right way?

I'll start by saying I'm pretty much a newbie to making coffee, and in the French press brewing which is why I joined this forum to learn. After reading a number of posts/info and watching videos on ...
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How can I make french press coffee taste less acidic?

Is there a trick to making coffee, particularly french press, taste less acidic?
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Does french press plunger speed affect the taste?

If you slowly press the plunger of a french press down will you get a stronger flavor in contrast to plunging rapidly? Does the speed of plunging affect anything?
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French press vs simple filter, is French press equipment really necessary?

French press coffee is basically when you pour almost boiling water onto ground beans and then filter them (by pressing the filter handle). So I wonder why use that contraption at all? Simply pour ...