Let’s create the perfect All Cleveland Coffee french press.
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Boil water: Fill your kettle with fresh, filtered water and bring it to a boil. If you have a kettle with temperature control, aim for a water temperature between 195°F (90°C) and 205°F (96°C).
Grind the coffee beans: Measure out the desired amount of coffee beans. As a general guideline, use a coffee-to-water ratio of 1:15. For example, if you want to make 2 cups (16 ounces) of coffee, use around 56 grams (about 2 ounces) of coffee beans. Grind the beans to a coarse consistency, similar to breadcrumbs.
Preheat the French press: While the water is boiling, pour hot water into the French press to preheat it. Let it sit for a few seconds, then discard the water.
Add the coffee grounds: Place the coarsely ground coffee into the preheated French press.
Slowly pour hot water over the coffee grounds, making sure all the grounds are saturated. Start with twice the weight of the coffee in water, so in this case, pour 112 grams (about 4 ounces) of water. Stir gently to ensure all the grounds are fully saturated.
Brew time: Place the plunger/lid on the French press but do not press it down. Let the coffee steep for about 4 minutes. Adjust the steeping time to your preference for a stronger or milder brew.
Break the crust and skim: After the brewing time, use a spoon to break the crust that has formed on the surface of the coffee. Remove any floating grounds or foam.
Press and pour: Slowly press the plunger down to separate the grounds from the coffee. Apply gentle and even pressure to avoid excessive force. Once the plunger is fully pressed down, the coffee is ready to be poured.
Serve and enjoy: Pour the freshly brewed coffee into your cup or mug. French press coffee tends to have a rich and robust flavor profile, so savor the aroma and enjoy your cup of coffee!
Remember, these instructions provide a basic guideline, and you can adjust the coffee-to-water ratio, grind size, and steeping time based on your preferences. Enjoy your French press coffee!