How to Make Coffee Using a French Press

A simple way to make coffee!

For this recipe, we want the coffee to water ratio to be: 1:12.  The water temp should also be 204°F, or just under full boiling temperature, and grind the coffee to medium-coarse. My favourite french press is the Canadian-designed Espro unit.




  1. First, pour hot water into the French Press to rinse it out and warm it up.
  2. Next, add your measured coffee and add the water until the ground coffee is completely submerged.
  3. Allow it to sit for 30 seconds (this is called the ‘Bloom’) then stir and add the rest of the water.
  4. Set the plunger and lid in place and set a timer for 4 minutes, then slowly plunge and enjoy!