How to Make French Press Coffee • Recipe for Perfection (2024)

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How to Make French Press Coffee

Please tell me why I didn’t learn to do this years ago. Making French press coffee is so simple that I found myself literally slapping my own forehead at how I had missed out on this.

The truth is that coffee has becomea driving force in my life relatively recently, so (thankfully) I can’t regret too much lost time. However, the discovery of how to make French press coffee is something I must share with any of you who have not tried it yet.

Since learning how to make French press coffee, I have made it part of my daily routine. I have the most adorable mini French press, and just looking at it sitting on the counter brings a smile to my face.

Today, I’m using a new creamer from Silk. Silk Almond Creamers are non-dairy, non-GMO, gluten free, and lactose free. Did I mention they come in lovely flavors? There’s Vanilla, Caramel, and Hazelnut to choose from!

I picked up my Silk Almond Creamer in the dairy case at Walmart.

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All three flavors have no artificial flavors or colors, no cholesterol, and no saturated fat. Thesubtle nutty flavor, combined with Vanilla, Caramel, or Hazelnut, can transform your coffee into a real coffeehouse style flavored coffee.

They’re a perfect addition to your daily cup of coffee. Plus, Silk Almond Creamers are an excellent option for when you have company that prefers dairy-free creamer. Try adding it to your French press coffee!

You’ll find that using the French press coffee method will add a richness and depth of flavor to a cup of coffee that drip coffee just can’t math. Plus, it’s grand fun. Enjoy!

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How to Make French Press Coffee

If you've never learned how to make French press coffee, you're missing out! It's easy as pie and produces the most perfectly brewed coffee.

CourseDrinks

CuisineAmerican

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 15 minutes

Servings 1

Calories 1 kcal

Author Katie Moseman

Instructions

  1. Remove the lid and plunger assembly from the French press coffee pot.

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  2. Add 2 tablespoons of ground coffee for every 6 ounces of water you plan to use. To make more than one serving, multiply the measurements above by the number of servings you wish to make.

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  3. Add very hot (between 195 and 205 F) water (6 ounces per serving).

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  4. Stir gently to swirl the coffee through the water.

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  5. Place the lid on with the plunger all the way up. Steep for about 4 minutes.

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  6. Gently and slowly press the plunger all the way down.

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  7. Serve immediately. Don't let the coffee sit in the pot, or it may get too strong.

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Nutrition Facts

How to Make French Press Coffee

Amount Per Serving

Calories 1

% Daily Value*

Sodium 3mg0%

Potassium 83mg2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Michelle de Guzman

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    I am not a coffee drinker but one of my best friends is and swears by the french press. My son however is a coffee drinker and wants me to buy that nasty powered creamer. I think I will pick up some of this silk almond creamer for him to try. I like that it has none of the nasty stuff in it that most other creamers have.

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    • Katie

      I liked that about the Silk Almond Creamers, too. I only write about products I would actually use myself. 🙂

      Reply

  2. LisaLDN

    Ooh, I love coffee, and if it’s freshly pressed it’s even better! I usually drink it black, but those creamers seem amazing! Creamers aren’t that common in Norway (everyone drinks black coffee here, haha), but I’ll make sure to try those the next time I’m in the US! 🙂

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    • Katie

      Norway! Wow! I’ve only been to “Norway” in Epcot. Not quite the same. 😉

      Reply

  3. David @ Spiced

    I love coffee! And the stronger the better for me. So it goes without saying that French Press coffee is amazing. I haven’t pulled out my French press in a while now…thanks for the inspiration. And definitely hazelnut creamer for me!! #client

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    • Katie

      I agree, French press coffee is amazing! Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply

  4. Tami

    I am not a coffee drinker, but my mom-in-law and my daughter both enjoy coffee every day. I’ll have to share this with them. Maybe, I’ll even make some for them when they visit again!

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  5. LaShawn

    Years ago, I had a roommate who made french press coffee every morning. I wasn’t a coffee drinker at the time and I paid little attention. But now , I’m coffee obsessed! I’ve been fascinated by the french press, but have never taken the time to try since I have Keurig! Thanks for sharing!

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    • Katie

      I swear, it’s the most FUN way to make coffee!

      Reply

  6. Aileen Adalid

    I don’t think I’ve tried French press coffee yet; which makes sense since I don’t drink coffee that much after all. However, I’m curious enough to try it! Thanks for sharing!

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    • Katie

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Tiffany

    This looks delicious!! I have a love of coffee but I must admit the process behind making those special brews is lost to me. Yet I think this is something I could actually accomplish! Thanks so much for sharing…

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    • Katie

      It’s so much fun. It makes coffee into an event! 🙂

      Reply

  8. Travel Quest

    Coffee is my thing I can’t start my day without it. I tried this creamer few months ago since ten I’m in love with it.

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    • Katie

      I was never a coffee person until last year… then it just became a “thing” all the sudden!

      Reply

  9. Cara (@StylishGeek)

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    Because of my hubby I have become a coffee aficionado too. We love to travel to different towns and look into the local coffee roaster they have. Lately I have been taking my coffee only via French Press or Slow Pour. I absolutely love the taste when it is done in either way. Thanks for sharing your tutorial post!

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    • Katie

      I am going to have to look into the Slow Pour method! At the Four Seasons, they had one of those big glass siphon contraptions. That was neat! Currently, I’m drinking Hula Daddy Kona coffee, which is incredible.

      Reply

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