french press
brewing guide


Ferrari's Coffee, French Press Brewing Guide Section

The French press is commonly known as a cafetière and is also referred to as a plunger or coffee press.

The origins of the French Press still remains a debate. The first design was spotted in 1852 by two Frenchmen but the first design was patented by an Italian Milanese designer Attilio Calimani in 1933.

The French Press involves immersing course coffee ground in water which creates a great full bodied coffee with rich, bold flavour.

Ferrari's Coffee, French Press Brewing Guide, What you need

what you need

  • Kettle
  • French press
  • Weighing scale
  • Course ground coffee
  • Mug

top tips

  • Coffee needs to be ground course or medium ground coffee.
  • Water temperature should be 92-96°C. If using a standard kettle this can be achieved by opening the kettle lid and letting it cool for 30seconds before using the kettle water.
Ferrari's Coffee, French Press Brewing Guide, Top Tips

Step 1: Prepare

Warm the cafetière by pouring water from the kettle.

Give it a good stir and pour the water away.

This helps to maintain the temperature throughout the brewing process.

It gives you a clean cup of coffee allowing you to taste and experience all the tasting notes of the coffee.

Step 2: Add your coffee

Place your cafetière on the scale and tare the scale. We recommend the following coffee proportions (the number of cups is a guide as it depends on how big your mugs are)

  • 1-2 cups 15g coffee: 250g water
  • 2-4 cups 30g coffee: 500g water
  • 5-8 cups 45g coffee: 750g water

After adding the ground coffee, tare the scale again.

Ferrari's Coffee, French Press Brewing Guide, Step 2: Add your coffee

Step 3: Pour & Bloom coffee

Add 100g of water in a circular motion, in order to wet all the coffee grounds.

Let your coffee rest for 30 seconds before adding the rest of the water. This process is called blooming.

Add the remaining volume of water and stir.

Replace the lid of the cafetière and wait for another 3.5 minutes.

Ferrari's Coffee, French Press Brewing Guide, Step 3: Pour&Bloom Coffee

Step 4: Plunge

Slowly plunge the coffee making sure all the coffee remains under the mesh. Now pour and enjoy. If there is coffee remaining, decant into another beaker or jug, so it is no longer in contact with the coffee grounds as this will cause over extraction causing the coffee to taste bitter.

Ferrari's Coffee, French Press Brewing Guide, Step 4: Plunge

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