THE FRENCH PRESS: THIS IS HOW IT IS PREPARED IN THE STAMPING JUG
PREPARATION STEP BY STEP
Due to the preparation by the immersion method, French press coffee is characterized by a strong, aromatic flavor. Coffee beans with a balance of sweetness and strength, a rich body, and a high degree of roast provide an excellent foundation for this coffee treat. The following French press instructions will take you step-by-step on a ceremony you'll love. In addition to high-quality coffee, water, and a French Press, you'll need a few minutes of time.
INSTRUCTION: PREPARATION FRENCH PRESS
Step 1: Prepare French Press
Rinse the jug with hot water. We recommend preheating the press pot with hot water to avoid cooling and over-extraction of the coffee.
Step 2: Determine amount of coffee for French Press
Weigh the coffee beans. We recommend 45.5 g of coffee for 750 ml of coffee.
Step 3: French Press grind
Grind the coffee beans rather coarsely to slow down the extraction. In addition, fewer particles end up in your coffee later.
Step 4: Add coffee grounds
Add coffee grounds to the stamp pot. Our recommendation for a stamp pot (filling volume 1000 ml) is 45.5 g of coffee for 750 ml of water. This ensures that the coffee is stirred without spilling over.
Step 5: Water quantity and temperature
Pour one third - about 250 ml - of the hot water into the stamp pot. The ideal temperature is 90 - 95 °C below the boiling point. This is important to prevent the coffee from burning.
Step 6: Stir coffee-water mixture
After half a minute, stir vigorously once or twice. Then pour the remaining water into the French Press.
Step 7: Press stamp with sieve insert
Place the lid on the pot without pressing down the plunger. Wait approx. 2.5 - 4 minutes while the coffee extracts. For the first tests, we recommend an extraction of four minutes. Then press the plunger down sensitively and evenly.
Step 8: Enjoy French Press Coffee
Enjoy delicious coffee from the French Press.
SUITABLE COFFEES FOR THE FRENCH PRESS
The French press, press plunger or plunger pot fascinates purists with its simple design and enthusiasts with the special way of preparing coffee. This takes place in the pot with the integrated metal press sieve through direct contact between coffee grounds and water. In this way, about a thousand coffee flavors and oils unfold without getting stuck in a filter. A central role is played by the stamp, which you press down in the pot with the so-called coffee cake. In the Expert Knowledge section, you will find a clear explanation of the processes that take place during extraction. Preparing French press coffee is like a relaxing ritual with the focus on your coffee that gets you in the mood for the day ahead.
IN ITALIA / ALL‘ITALIANA
As the name suggests, the French Press was invented in France. Strictly speaking, French press coffee is due to the coincidence that simply forgot to brew the coffee with the water, as was customary in France around 1850. In 1852, the Frenchmen Mayer and Delforge applied for a patent for this method of preparation. The press pot was given its present form in 1929 by the Italian designer Attilio Calimani. He patented it and revised it in the following years.
There is no exact specification for the extraction time. The taste of the coffee depends on the quality of the coffee beans, their grind, the water temperature and the extraction time. If the extraction time is too short, the coffee will taste thin; if it is too long, it will taste bitter. We recommend experimenting with the duration to find out your personal favorite taste of coffee from the French Press.