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French Press Coffee
The French press is a basic, easy-to-use coffee brewing appliance patented in 1929 by Italian designer Attilio Calimani. It is a simple device that can be used to brew your own cup of Coffee. The French press, hot water, and your favourite Riverston Coffee. The carafe is either constructed of glass or stainless steel but is normally found in plastic or ceramic. All of the styles all have a screen at the end of a plunger that acts as a filter to separate the brewed coffee from the grounds. Whichever style, the French press is sure to make simple addition to your at-home coffee brewing set-up. The French press uses a metal mesh filter. This style allows the natural oils in coffee that might otherwise be trapped by a paper filter to add dimension and depth and enable you taste everything our unique coffees have to offer. This brew method is often used by those seeking a fuller, bolder body.
THE PERFECT BREW TIME: 5 MINUTES
Fresh Roasted ground Coffee
* 24 Fluid ounces = 3 cups or 0.7 liters.
1 tablespoon of ground coffee is approximately 7.5 grams.
WATER TO COFFEE RATIO FOR THE FRENCH PRESS:
(2 Cups of Coffee)
We recommend a ratio of 1 tablespoon* of ground coffee for every 4 fluid ounces* of water. This is accepted general guideline and we recommend that you try this out and then adjust it to suit your taste.
Since we know we're starting with 16 fl. oz. of water, we have measured out 4 tablespoons of ground coffee.
Pour the ground coffee into the French press.
Bring your water to a boil.
Remove the water from heat and let stand for about 10 seconds. Then pour all of the water into the French press.
Replace the lid on the French press with the plunger at the highest position. Let it stand for 4 minutes.
After 4 minutes, slowly push the plunger to its lowest position.
Pour and enjoy!
COFFEE CARE & PRESERVATION
Coffee has four age old enemies; heat, light, air and moisture. The way coffee is stored is essential to keeping it fresh and ready to enjoy. Storing coffee in conditions that expose it to these elements - heat, light, air, moisture - will allow for the coffee to rapidly lose its flavor and freshness Coffee should be stored in an airtight container. We suggest either a glass, metal or ceramic container to ensure optimal freshness and longevity. Contrary to popular belief, coffee should not be stored in the freezer as it leads to moisture extracting the natural flavor from the coffee. Coffee beans are porous and will also absorb unwanted flavors from your freezer. Putting coffee on display exposed to direct or indirect light will put its freshness at risk, instead placing coffee in a dark cabinet, away from light is ideal for optimal storage. Whole bean coffee will normally stay fresh for a longer period of time compared to ground coffee. If you intend to store coffee in bulk, always store whole bean coffee and grind the amount you will use, when you intend to use it.