I’ve said it before, but it is absolutely true, coffee is the ultimate chemical!
The chemical processes going on when you brew up coffee is so intricate and in depth, but ultimately produces the best, most satisfying drink known to the world!
You can pretty much thank chemists and chemistry for your daily liquid sanity. So, in true chemist fashion, I have been experimenting, researching, and learning my way through all types of coffee brewing methods. First, I played around with cold brew coffee and came up with some great tips and a delicious recipe. I have compared that recipe to some store bought ones, and let me tell you, it is better!
Picture above from my instagram…local coffee shop 🙂
Next up on my list is french press coffee, so let’s talk easy french press coffee tips. Many coffee connoisseurs prefer the french press method due to it’s gentle brewing, smooth flavor, and simplicity.
I really wanted to see what all the hype was about and I wanted to figure out some of the best tips to share with you.
Here are my super easy french press coffee tips that you can do at home!
One. Always use a course ground coffee in a french press. If the grounds are fine, it has a tendency to get through the filter, or even clog it up.
Two. Use a medium to dark roast, if you use anything too light, it probably won’t be strong enough. Since you aren’t using really hot water, or brewing for long, you still want to make sure you get the best flavor. Other than that, any type or flavor is great!
Three. Heat up your water to boiling, but then let it rest for one minute before pouring into a french press. If the water is boiling, it can burn the grounds and produce a really bitter flavor. Instead of getting all technical with temperature, simply bring to a boil and then let it rest for just a minute! Then, it will be the perfect temperature.
Four. Clean out the french press right after using it! I have known people to leave it too long and the ground dry. This can cause little pieces to get stuff in the filter. It will just make your life easier!
Five. The best ratio I have used and highly recommend is 1 tbsp of grounds per 4 oz of water. Since I like to have (at LEAST) 8 oz of coffee, I use 2 tbsp of grounds and 8 oz of water. It works great!
Six. Allow it to steep for 4-6 minutes. Don’t wait too long or the water will cool off too much!
Seven. Always pour slowly into your mug. If you do it too fast, you can risk getting ground into your mug.
Now, the steps for french press coffee are simple.
- Heat up your water in the microwave or on the stove top.
- Once it boils, rest for one minute.
- While the water is heating up, place your grounds at the bottom of the french press.
- Once water has rested for one minute, slowly pour onto the grounds.
- Add the lid to the press and let it steep.
- Then slowly press the top down all the way.
- Pour slowly into a mug, enjoy!!
Here is my Favorite recipe for my french press coffee:
- 8 oz french press coffee
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 packets stevia
- tiny drop of maple syrup
So delicious! So, now you have some easy french press coffee tips that you can use at home. You will love this method if you are a coffee lover! French press coffee is so smooth, you can also turn it into iced coffee and it is wonderful!
French presses are very affordable too. I love this KONA French Press Coffee Maker!
Next up I will be sharing with you my newest brewing obsession that I talked a little about in my newsletter that came out over the weekend! Do you get my newsletter? You can sign up below or let me know in the comments if you want to be added 🙂 I just shared an amazing (healthier) champagne cupcake. Next month’s will be super fun too!