Perk Up With our Guide to Brewing Perfect French Press Coffee
The only thing standing between you and an aromatic, delicious, steaming cup of fresh-brewed coffee is knowing how to do it. That’s right, you don’t need fancy coffee beans or an expensive machine to enjoy a flavorful cup of Joe, just a little know-how, and some patience. And while we can’t help you with the patience part, we can more than help with showing you the right way to Brewing Perfect French Press Coffee.
Brewing Perfect French Press Coffee
Our cool infographic, courtesy of Quill.com shows you step-by-step how to get coffee that is rich, smooth, and sure to wake you up in the morning. There are a few steps to the process, but it’s steps 4, 5, and 7 that really stand out because they are the key to brewing coffee instead of sludge. Let’s take a closer look at the key things you need to do:
Develop Your Flavor
As you see in step 4, called the Bloom, how much water you add and when is crucial to mouth-watering brews. Many people make the mistake of adding all the water at once causing the beans to become soggy instead of expanding and turning it to a thick liquid. See how Espresso is brewed differently.
That’s why you need to add the water in increments and let it steep.
Stir Things Up
If you don’t break up the crust and blend everything together before you add the rest of the water your coffee will separate. Gently move the crust around to dissipate it and you’ll be left with a smooth blend.
Once the remaining water is added and it has steeped, coffee should be served immediately for a tasty brew. Coffee, when left standing, can become bitter and leave an unpleasant aftertaste. That’s why you shouldn’t brew your coffee until you’re ready to drink up.
And there you have it! As you can see Brewing Perfect French Press Coffee is not hard once you know the steps. Follow this guide and we guarantee you’ll wake up ready to start the day!