The French press, also known as the bodum, cafetiere, coffee press/plunger, press pot etc.  This is perhaps the most cherished coffee brewing method, quite simply one of the best ways of making great coffee.

Again the grind is really important here, for this method you’re wanting larger uniform sized particles.  Because the grinds stay in contact with the water for longer (~4 minutes) and don’t go through a paper filter fine coffee sediment and oils add to the coffee flavour.  But leave it to steep too long  and the taste can become too bitter and hence you should pour soon after plunging.

Here is the geeks guide on how to make the perfect French press coffee.

If anyone feels like experimenting and trying out a non-traditional brewing method for the French press, check out this alternative “advanced technique” below:

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