Ola Abuelhassan - July 24 2020

Inexpensive, Coffee Shop Quality Coffee at Home!

Do you ever wake up and just want a good cup of quality coffee and then realize not only do you not want to get up and go to your local coffee shop, but you also don’t feel like breaking the bank?

Well you’re not alone! We’re here to help you make a good, quality cup of coffee right in your own kitchen, because quality coffee and expensive coffee are not synonymous! 

A quick and easy method for that (especially for those new to coffee) is using a gold ole French press. The French press is super easy to come by and a decent one usually costs around $20-$30. Depending on where you look, you can even find some that are cheaper.

A French press consists of a glass cylinder with a lid attached to a filter through a rod. 

The process of French pressing is super simple and we have a Klatch Brew Guide all about it to make it even simpler and ensure your cup is perfect!

First, you wanna preheat both your mug and the french press by pouring in boiling water to help retain the heat.

Once that's done, boil approximately 1 Liter of water in the kettle. Weigh out 54 grams of whole bean coffee. (If you do not have a scale, use tablespoons for measuring. 1 TB is equivalent to 1 g of coffee. Scoop 11 times to get approximately 55g of coffee).

Grind your coffee to a medium coarseness, which is most closely related to Kosher salt.

Dump out the preheat water in your French press and pour in the coffee.

Place the French Press on the scale and tare it out. Have a timer ready to ensure the proper extraction while brewing. Pour in hot water up to 700 g. If you don't have a scale, pour 0.7 Liters of hot water.

At the 1 minute mark, stir the coffee for 5 seconds in circular motion with a stirring utensil to ensure proper saturation.

Now it's time to brew! Place the lid securely onto the French Press and allow the brew to steep for 4 minutes 30 seconds. While the coffee is steeping, dump out the water from the preheated coffee mug. At 4:30, press down on the plunger of your French Press. Press down until you reach the coffee ground. *Do not press to squeeze the grounds.

That’s it! At the 5-minute mark on your timer, pour yourself a mug of coffee. You may pour the rest of the contents into a separate serving carafe to prevent over-extraction and an unpleasant mouthfeel to your coffee. From there you can add your favorite milk and flavorings and enjoy!

Some tips to help make sure your coffee tastes better:

If you have a coffee grinder, buy whole beans and grind them right before making your cup for a fresher taste. You can also try to buy beans that are roasted locally so they’re even more fresh. However; if you don’t have a grinder you can ask your local coffee shop to grind them to your machine, in this case ask them to be ground for French press. Klatch beans can also be ground to your machine when you buy online or in store!

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