Coffee Water Temperature Brewing Time
22 g 360 ml 95 C  5:00 min.

Materials

whole ground coffee / scale / espropress-frenchpress / coffee grinder / kettle / wooden spoon / timer / hot water

Preparation

  1. Grind your coffee beans as coarsely as possible.
  2. In a kettle, heat water (preferably filtered, alternatively drinking water) to 95°C (do not boil the water then leave it to cool).
  3. Pass hot water over the espropress/French press, including the sieve and plunger.
  4. Carefully, pour the coffee into the espropress/French press forming a flat bed of coffee, taking care not to get coffee onto the rim and sides.
  5. Place the press onto the scale.
  6. Turn on the scale and start the timer.
  7. In 15 seconds, pour 180 ml of water quickly and vigorously over the coffee. Stir for 5 seconds using the wooden spoon.
  8. After 15 seconds, pour the remaining 180 ml of water and mix again for 5 seconds.
  9. Lower the plunger 2-3 cm and add 10-15 ml of water to replace the water absorbed by the coffee.
  10. Put the lid of the press on and leave the sieve a few centimeters below the surface of the water.
  11. At 4.30 minutes, remove the lid and remove the coffee grounds on the surface with a small, deep wooden spoon. (This is done to prevent bitterness and remove fine coffee grounds).
  12. Do not mix at this stage.
  13. Without too much pressure, slowly press the plunger and sieve down in about 15 seconds. The whole process up to now should take about 5 minutes.
  14. Serve immediately in a pre-heated mug (never wait longer, or brewing continues and the coffee becomes bitter.)
  15. Take apart the espropress/French press and wash well in the sink.