How long do you let a French Press brew?
Do you ever get overwhelmed trying to brew the perfect cup of french press coffee? How do you know how long to let your french press coffee brew? Finding the right brew time for french press can seem complicated at first, but if you have the instructions you need, you’ll be able to easily make the best cup of coffee you’ve ever had.
A basic, foundational brew time for french press coffee is 4 (four) minutes.
This will lend a very nice, rich cup of french press coffee. To take it a step further, place your coarse grinds at the bottom of the glass beaker and pour the hot water to about halfway up the glass. Let the grounds and water sit for 1 (one) minute. At one minute, stir the coffee and pour the rest of the water in. Let brew for three more minutes.
Depending on what kind of coffee you are using, 4 (four) minutes might not work as the best french press brew time for you. If your coffee comes out too weak and watery, try either adding more grounds, or adding 30 seconds-a minute of steep time. If your coffee comes out too bitter, you may want to coarsen the grind or subtract about 30 seconds from your brew time.
If you haven’t brewed your perfect cup of french press coffee yet, don’t worry! Four minutes is an average brew time for french press coffee, but it might not be the perfect number for your taste. Have fun experimenting with your favorite coffees and enjoy the process of discovering how long to let your french press coffee brew.