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Guidelines for Brewing with a Three Cup French Press

PARAMETERS:

Your Three Cup (22 ounce) French Press

 

Coffee:    36 grams set at medium-coarse grind

Water:    660 grams or milliliters at 200 °F / 93.5 °C for brewing Additional water at 200 °F / 93.5 °C for preheating

Stirring device

Gram scale    (1 gram = 1 milliliter)

Brewing time:    4 minutes

 

Step 1    Begin with clean equipment.

 

Step 2    Preheat your French press with hot water. Discard this water.

 

Step 3    Add coffee to the pot. Set it in top of the scale and tare the scale.

 

Step 4    Start the timer and begin pouring 540 grams of hot water into the pot. Saturate the coffee completely.

 

Step 5    Without pressing down on the plunger, place the lid on the pot.

 

Step 6    After 2 minutes, remove the lid and gently stir the coffee to further saturate all grounds. Pour the remaining 120 grams                     of hot water into the pot.

 

Step 7    Using two spoons, skim the oils and remaining floating grounds off the top of the brew. This will produce a cleaner cup &                     will stop the coffee from extracting. Without pressing down on the plunger, replace the lid.

 

Step 8    At 4 minutes, slowly press down on the plunger until it is at the bottom of the pot.

 

Step 9    Decant and enjoy!

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