Find the volume of your french press. Fill it up with water until it’s “comfortably full” then pour that into a measuring cup to find out how many ounces it holds.
For every 4 ounces of water, you want to use 1 tablespoon of coarse ground coffee. Place the ground coffee in the bottom of the press.
With 200-degree water (30 seconds rest after boiling) pour enough water into the press to saturate the grinds and form a small pool. Stir the grinds into the water and wait 30 seconds.
Pour in the rest of the water and give the grinds a final stir into the liquid.
Place the plunger on top of the coffee and press only far enough to immerse the grinds into the liquid. Let steep for 4-5 minutes. You may enjoy letting your grinds steep longer – experiment with future brews!
Slowly push the plunger to the bottom and stop just as you meet resistance between the grinds and the plunger head.
Pour your coffee and enjoy!