French Press Brew Guide

French Press Brew Guide

Expected Completion Time:7 – 10 mins.

The Best Brews Start With:

Fresh Coffee:Use Lucky Day Whole Bean Coffee — any roast will do, but sticking with the French theme, we used Lucky Day Coffee’s French Roast Whole Bean Coffee - Dark Roast.

Clean Water: Tap water is fine, but we have found filtered water makes better coffee. 

The Grind: When you adjust your grind setting, you will find there are endless versions of coffee. Generally, for French Press Coffee, a coarse grind is best. We are using the (Breville BCG820BSS Smart Grinder Pro Coffee Bean Grinder, Brushed Stainless Steel) and on grind setting number 52
Coffee to Water Ratio:We use 1 Cup water to 2 Tbsp of coarse ground coffee. 1 Tbsp = 14 grams if you are using Metric Conversions.

    Warm up the press

    Serve it up. Pour coffee into a carafe immediately to avoid over extraction. If the coffee sits on the grounds too long, it continues to extract and will become bitter. To clean the French Press, we find it easiest to add a little water to the grounds, give it a good swirl, and empty into the trash or compost bin.


    Measure and grind

    Measure out 56g (about 8 Tablespoons) of coffee and grind it as coarse as breadcrumbs.


    Add water

    Now that your French Press is warmed up, discard the hot water and add coffee into the empty press. Start your count-up timer as soon as you add hot water. Fill it up halfway to the top saturating all the grounds, making sure that there are no dry spots.



    At 1:00, use a wooden spoon or spatula to break the top layer we call the crust. We prefer to use wood and not metal so you don’t accidentally crack the glass. Give it a good stir.


    Add more water

    Now, fill it all the way to the top with water. Put the top on and allow the coffee to brew without pressing it down.



    At 4:00, you are ready to press. Firmly push the press all the way down.