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How to Brew Coffee With a French Press

Coffee Brewing Guidelines

At Boulder Organic Coffee we believe that coffee is more than the beverage that you start your day with, it is a taste experience. It continues to amaze us that you can brew the same coffee in different apparatuses and bring out unique qualities that each method highlights. We believe that coffee brewing is a science and we encourage experimenting to your personal taste preference 

Remember These 6 Factors that Affect Your Brew

  • Coffee Particle Size
  • Water Temperature
  • Contact Time
  • Agitation
  • Heat Retention
  • Coffee-to-Water Ratio


how to brew coffee with a french pressFrench Press brewing is ideal when you are craving a full-bodied rustic coffee experience. This brew method is perfect for your weekend brunches, with dessert or if you just like a strong cup of coffee. We recommend brewing with our Boulder Blend Series coffees.

What You’ll Need

How to Brew Coffee With a French Press

Total Time

  • 4 Minute Brew


How to Brew Coffee With a French Press
  • Bring filtered water to a boil. The amount will vary by size of French Press.
  • Grind 14 grams (or 2 tablespoons) of coffee to a medium grind. Remember that you will need 14 grams for every 8 oz of water used.
  • Pour 200° F water over grounds until the press is ¼ of the way full and stir.
  • Fill the press so the grinds are 1” below the pour spout. 
  • Set your timer for 4 minutes and allow the coffee to steep.
  • Press the filter down and ENJOY!