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French Press Coffee - Guide to Making Incredible Coffee at Home
Our goal at French Press Coffee has always been to give people the best craft coffee experience they can imagine, right in their home.
We understand that whether you work from home, or are just trying to save money by avoiding $7 oat milk lattes at your local cafe, you deserve the freshest, most delicious cup of coffee in your kitchen every morning.
So, how do we do this at French Press Coffee? We give you all the equipment and educational tools you’ll ever need for at-home brewing.
On top of that, we make sure to provide the most excellent customer service and return policy that you can find in the coffee market.
Our company is a place where people can come for french press coffee makers, brewing equipment, excellent coffee grinders, educational videos, helpful blog posts, and brewing recipes.
Number One Place for French Press Coffee Makers
French Press Coffee has many coffee presses on our site for you to choose from.
We have excellent reviews and information for each type of brewer, so you can always be sure that you’re getting the best coffee press for you and your lifestyle.
Some of our top selling french coffee presses include:
Stainless Steel Freiling French Press (Staff Pick!)
The Freiling French Press is not only our staff pick for favorite coffee presses, but is also one of our best sellers!
This stainless steel brewer contains absolutely NO plastic and is made of only strong, durable steel.
This press is known for keeping your coffee hot for up to 4x as long as the average glass french press.
The Freiling press also comes with a double-lined filtration system, which means you’ll be able to enjoy your coffee with less sludge at the bottom of your cup! None of us can complain about that!
Another feature that we and our customers love about the Frieling is how many different sizes and finishes there are to choose from.
You can choose a press in one of five sizes: 44 oz, 36 oz, 23 oz, 17 oz, or 8 oz. You can also choose one of two finishes for each size: polished or brushed.
Bodum Chambord French Press
The Bodum Chambord is a popular classic among our coffee lovers, and comes at a much more affordable price than something like the Freiling Press.
The Bodum base is made of glass with your choice of a copper or stainless steel cage.
The Bodum glass carafe is borosilicate, which is a durable heat-resistant glass.
The Bodum Chambord also comes in a few handy sizes. You can choose from 51 oz for the whole family, 34 oz for you and a couple friends, 17 oz for you and your partner, or 12 oz to enjoy by yourself on a busy morning working from home!
Espro P5 French Press
The Espro P5 is the talk of the town among coffee enthusiasts, and is one of our highest ranked products on our site!
This french press has provided an answer to the biggest fear in every coffee drinker’s nightmares: the gritty, messy sludge you get when you choose french press coffee.
After all, can’t we enjoy the bold, comforting flavors of a french press without drinking our grounds?
The Espro P5 is the answer to these nightmares. With a double-filter system, you can leave the grit behind!
The double filter catches the coffee grounds as you press the filter down, but it also traps them in with another filter on top of that.
Voila! A sludge-free cup of french press coffee!
Shop Other Types of Coffee Brewers
Don’t be fooled by the name alone. We may be experts in the world of french press brewers, but we believe in leaving no man (or brewer) behind.
If you’re not a fan of the french press, or are just looking to add another brewer to your coffee collection, you can find plenty of options on our site.
The Aeropress for example is one of the hottest, sought after, “not-new” coffee brewers on the market today.
Why would we call it “not-new” you ask? Well, it’s been around since the 90s! But in the last few years it has gained popularity as people have realized it makes an excellent road trip or camping companion.
You Can’t Beat Our Selection of Coffee Grinders
We believe that trying to make craft coffee without a quality coffee grinder is like putting regular gas in your Maserati!
Selecting the best coffee grinder for your french press needs can be a tricky task, so we’ve provided our customers with tons of options and plenty of information about every grinder we sell. Some of our favorites include:
The Baratza Encore Burr Grinder
When most people think “amazing at-home coffee grinder,” they think Baratza Encore.
It’s one of our highest-ranked and best selling grinders, and it’s no surprise to us!
You can get up to 40 different grind settings in one grinder, which means you can enjoy anything from a cup of french press coffee, to a “wake me up instantly” shot of espresso.
The Baratza Encore is one of the many conical burr grinders we have on our site.
The conical burrs are stainless steel grinding mechanisms that help deliver freshly accurate coffee grounds every single time. If that doesn’t entice you, we aren’t sure what will!
The Lido 3 Manual Hand Grinder (Staff Pick!)
Aside from our collection of high-powered electric coffee grinders, you’ll also find beautifully crafted manual hand grinders as well. These are perfect for small batches of coffee, especially on the road!
The Lido 3 Manual Hand Grinder is our most sought after from our travelers and outdoor enthusiasts.
With it’s durabilty, precision, and portable traveling case, the Lido 3 can go wherever you want it to go!
Thankfully, you can now say goodbye to the days of forcing down a cup of diner coffee or hotel room instant coffee.
Learn how to make a French Press Coffee
Providing our customers with excellent coffee equipment is extremely important to us.
And so is teaching them how to use these amazing products. We understand that french presses, brewers, and grinders can all be a bit confusing, especially if it’s your first time using them.
There’s no shame in that at all. A large part of our business is making sure you can have all of your questions answered, which will bring you one step closer to that delicious, dream cup of coffee.
Some of the most common questions we receive are:
How to Use a French Press
Using a french press is quite simple, and we make sure to help you every step of the way!
Anytime you are using a french press, you are going to want to start with freshly ground, coarse coffee!
From there, all you will need is your coffee press, hot water, and a cup to enjoy! Once you’ve ground your coffee, you can place it at the bottom of the carafe (we’ll go into measurements in our recipes below).
Then, you’ll pour the hot water to the top and let it steep. Then, the best part of all, you’ll press on the plunger and watch it filter through!
Best Grinder for French Press Coffee
This is a question we get a lot, and it makes sense why! You don’t want to spend tons of money on a coffee grinder that isn’t going to do what you want, do you?
We have tried all of the grinders we sell and truly love them all, but here are our favorites and which ones we think are the best grinders for french press coffee:
Best Manual Grinder for French Press: Lido 3 Manual Grinder
Don’t be fooled by the hand grinders. Yes, they are wonderful travel and road trip companions.
But that isn’t all they’re good for. Many of our customers love using the Lido 3 grinder for their at-home coffee routines because of its precision and small size, which makes it very easy to store in your kitchen cabinets.
Best Electric Grinder for French Press: Baratza Encore Grinder
The Baratza Encore is perfect for french press coffee because it allows you to easily adjust and fine tune your grind settings in order to get your ideal cup of morning joe.
Its motor is high-powered, which means it grinds quickly and with minimal noise. If you choose the Baratza Encore, your roommates will thank you.
Best Budget Grinder for French Press: Hario Skerton Plus Hand Grinder
The Hario Skerton Plus is another hand grinder that we love. If you’re new to the world of craft coffee, or are testing out a coffee grinder for the first time, you won’t go wrong with the Skerton Plus.
If you don’t like any of the options above, make sure to check out all of the other grinders that we offer on our site.
We can guarantee that if a craft coffee grinder is in your future, that you can find it here.
Our Recipe for French Press
We have a few different french press coffee recipes, but let’s start with the standard!
If you’ve never made a cup of french press coffee, don’t fret! It’s quite simple once you get the hang of it all.
First you’ll want to grab your french press, whether it’s the Bodum, Frieling, Espro, or another one of your favorites. Other things you’ll need:
- Your favorite craft coffee beans
- Coffee Grinder
- Stirring spoon
- Water Kettle
- Coffee Mug
- Scale or Coffee Measuring Spoon
Before you get started with brewing, go ahead and boil some water. Once the water is boiled, you can preheat your press and your drinking mug by pouring just a little bit of water into both.
Next it’s time to weigh out your coffee. We recommend you use our Coffee to Water Ratio Calculator so you can have a perfect cup of coffee to your liking!
Once it’s measured out, grind your coffee using your coffee grinder of choice! You can then place the grounds at the bottom of your french press. Friendly reminder, don’t forget to dump the water out that you were using to preheat!
You’ll then take the boiled water and pour on top of the grounds, all the way to the top. Cover with the lid, but leave the plunger up. After 4 minutes, you can press down on the plunger and enjoy!
How to Make Cold Brew Coffee with a French Press
Some people may not realize this, but the french press brewer is not limited to just hot coffee!
If you’re one of those coffee drinkers who’s obsessed with cold brew all year round, then you may be surprised to learn that you can make cold brew concentrate with just a french press!
- Gather 170g of coffee (roughly 2 cups of grounds) and 700ml of water (3 liquid cups).
- Grind your coffee (we recommend coarse to medium-coarse. You may need to experiment to find what’s right for you!)
- Set an alarm for 12 hours. Yep, you read that correctly.
- Pour the cold water over the grounds into the press.
- After 5 minutes, use a spoon to submerge the grounds that have formed a ‘crust’ at the surface of the coffee and cover with the lid.
- Twelve hours later, set up a coffee filter over another carafe.
- Plunge the french press filter, then pour out the concentrate through the coffee filter.
- To dilute your resulting concentrate, use 1 part cold brew and 3-4 parts cold water (adjust to taste). Then top with ice and enjoy! You can also cut your cold brew concentrate with hot water to make a sort of hot cold brew coffee drink, or cut it with milk to make an extra creamy cup of coffee to go!
French Press Iced Coffee
Some people aren’t on the cold brew train yet, but still prefer their coffee over ice. If that’s you, then let’s go through our signature french press iced coffee recipe!
- Grab 48g of coffee and boil water.
- When your water’s hot, pour some into your french press to preheat it.
- Grind your coffee at a coarse setting and set to the side. Don’t forget to pour out the water and pour in your fresh grounds.
- Set your timer for 4 minutes.
- Slowly pour just enough (not all of it) of the hot water to full cover the grounds, then wait.
- After 1 minute, use a spoon to gently submerge all of the grounds. Then pour the rest of the 525ml of water. It won’t be a lot, but that’s perfect for adding to ice!
- When the timer’s up, push down on the plunger.
- Fill a glass or two with ice and pour over the ice to enjoy! Top with milk and liquid sugar if you prefer!