CAFETIERE

TOOLS

FRENCH PRESS
ELECTRIC KETTLE
1L FILTERED WATER
DIGITAL SCALE
WHOLE BEAN COFFEE
SMALL SPOON TO STIR
BARATZA BURR GRINDER
CUP FOR SERVING

 

STEP 1

Bring 1 litre (33.8 ounces) of filtered water to boil in a gooseneck spouted kettle, stovetop teakettle or electric kettle. Since there is no particular pouring technique, no special kettle is required.

STEP 2

Weigh out 64 grams of freshly roasted, whole bean coffee on a scale. If you don’t have a scale, you can also measure this with a tablespoon. We recommend about 10 level tablespoons. (1 Tablespoon = 6 grams)

STEP 3

Using a burr grinder, grind the coffee to a coarse consistency, about the same size as coarse kosher salt. Brewing with a consistent and uniform grind size is crucial to make delicious coffee.

STEP 4

Place the French Press on the scale, add the coarsely ground coffee to the brewer, and tare to 0.

STEP 5

After starting your timer, quickly fill the brewer to the top with the filtered water just off boil until reaching 1000g.

STEP 6

After 30 seconds have passed, a crust of coffee should form at the top. To help release any trapped gases, use a spoon to lightly pat down this crust, which will ensure all the grounds have been saturated.

STEP 7

Secure the lid into place, without plunging yet. This will help retain heat and provide extra temperature stability.

STEP 8

After 4 minutes have passed, gently press the plunger down.

STEP 9

Serve immediately or transfer brewed coffee to a carafe, thermos or pour into your Roastbox mug and enjoy.