The French Press (or the Plunger) is the easiest method of all for home baristas to produce a delicious cup of coffee at the ease of their homes. We are illustrating with the Espro® Press here. The Espro Press is an improved version of the traditional French Press pot, making brewing via this method better in 2 major ways. Firstly, it stops brewing as soon as it is pressed down, thanks to the stainless steel micro-double filter, and your coffee doesn’t change in flavour even if it sits in the pot for a long time. Secondly, the highly insulated stainless steel body of the Espro Press pot keeps coffee warm for hours, meaning that you can make one big pot of coffee and enjoy it throughout the morning. This method is particularly suitable for medium to dark roasts.
What you need
- Freshly roasted coffee
- A small size Espro® Press pot
- A kettle
- A scale, a thermometer and a stopwatch
Step 1: Grind & Boil
Grind 18g of coffee coarsely like coarse sea salt.
Boil a kettle of water.
Step 2: Prepare Apparatus
Preheat Espro Press with hot water.
Discard water and put in ground coffee. Put Press on scale and tare scale to zero.
Step 3: Brew
When water in kettle drops to 88-90c, rougly about 90 secs off boil, pour in 300g water and stir slightly to make sure all coffee grounds are saturated.
Cover with plunge staying up and rest for 4 minutes.