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The French Press

A French press or coffee press is the preferred way by many to brew a cup of coffee. It is also great when you only need to brew a few cups instead of a whole pot of coffee.

The way they work is really simple. Just put the recommended amount of ground coffee in the glass pot. This time though, use a course to very course grind (similar to very coarse sand or raw sugar).

Then pour in water that is not quite boiling (about 200 degrees) and place the lid with the push-down filter on top but do not press down. This will hold in the heat.

Now let the coffee steep for about 4 minutes. After the brewing time is complete, slowly press down on the filter rod pushing the grounds to the bottom of the pot. Using a coarse grind makes this easier.

Once the coffee is pushed to the bottom, it is ready to serve.