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The Roasters Pack

Dialed In: French Press

01/25/2023

Jonathan Cox, the Head Roaster at Propeller Coffee Co. shared his French press recipe that really helps this coffee shine. This is the perfect holiday morning recipe; it’s easy and makes enough coffee for the whole family. 

Cox explained why he loves this recipe.

“This recipe makes something similar to what we taste when we are cupping. By breaking up the crust and peeling off the foam from the top, you're not going to get as much of a gritty cup as you normally would from a french press. You will actually get a lot of clarity, especially if you let it sit long enough. It's a really easy, no-hassle way to brew coffee with a lot of clarity. But, you still get that really rich mouthfeel that you don't get from filter coffee. It's a best-of-both-worlds approach and it works well with a lot of coffees.”

What you need:

 • A French press.

• 75g of coarsely ground coffee.

• 1 litre of water just off boiling (96-98º C or 205-208ºF).

• A spoon.

The steps:

1. Add the ground coffee to the French press.

2. Pour the water into the French press. 

3. At the 4 minute mark, give the coffee a stir at the top to break the crust, then skim and discard the foam. 

4. Let it sit for 10 minutes, then add the plunger and gently press down.

5. Pour into a cup and enjoy!



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