How do you use a French press coffee maker?


Quick Answer

To use a French press, add coffee grounds to the press, and then fill the press with freshly boiled water. Push the plunger down after four minutes, and serve. You need 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds per 6 ounces of water.

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Full Answer

  1. Fill the kettle with water

    Fill the kettle with the amount of water you wish to use.

  2. Boil the water

    Place the kettle on the stove top over high heat until the kettle whistles.

  3. Remove the kettle from the heat

    Remove the kettle from the heat, and turn off the burner.

  4. Grind the coffee

    Fill the coffee grinder with whole beans, and then grind the beans at a coarse setting.

  5. Add the coffee to the press

    Add the amount of coffee you need to the press. Use 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds for every 6 ounces of water

  6. Fill the press

    Add a small amount of hot water to the beaker of the press to preheat it, and then fill the press 2 inches from the top with the water from the kettle.

  7. Set the timer

    Set the timer to four minutes.

  8. Stir the coffee

    Stir the coffee after one minute.

  9. Add the plunger

    Wait for the timer to sound. Add the plunger to the press, and push down.

  10. Serve or transfer the coffee

    Serve immediately, or pour the coffee into a carafe.

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