French press with Ruth

Easy to brew and super consistent, the French Press is very reliable. Its classic and well-engineered design hasn’t changed much since its invention in 1929, and it’s perfect for making multiple cups of heavy-bodied coffee in 4 minutes. A great way of making coffee at home especially when you have a few friends around. It is typically dense and full bodied. We like to use a nice medium roast coffee like our house blend or a lovely South American single estate but the beauty of the French press is that it works great with almost any coffee bean. You can experiment!

      What you'll need:

  • French press
  • Coffee-  60 grams to 1 Ltr of water
  • Grinder
  • Scale
  • Timer
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Kettle

Step 1: Using a 600ml French press which will serve 3-4 cups.

  • Bring 600ml to the boil.
  • Using the 1:10 coffee to water ratio weigh out 60grms of coffee.
  • The grind should be course but even.

Step 2:

  • Heat the French press with hot water and discard the water.
  • Place the 60grm of ground coffee in the French press.
  • Pour in twice 120grms of water or approx twice the amount of coffee.
  • Stir gently and let bloom for 30 seconds.

Step 3:

  • Add the remaining water (480 grms) and place the lid on.
  • Don't plunge yet! Let the coffee steep for an additional 3.30 minutes.

Step 4:

  • After a total time of 4 minutes press the plunger down.
  • Note: If it is hard to push down the coffee was ground too fine & if it was too easy it was too course (a good pressure is 15-20 pounds)

Serve immediately and remember not to leave the coffee in the French press as it will continue to brew and over extract the coffee leading to bitterness.

Sit back and enjoy