In this video, brew along with our Support Specialist Bethany as she uses a Virtuoso+ to brew a French Press.


For many of us, the French Press was our first introduction to handbrewed coffee. As pour-overs and paper filter methods took over the scene, French Press lost some of the focus. But lovers of this method know that it yields a full-bodied, textural cup of coffee that-when carefully brewed-can allow for a balanced and expressive cup!

French Press Recipe for Two:

  • Coffee: 32g (1:15.6 brew ratio)
  • Water 500g at 205F
  • Total Brew Time 5 Mins

 

Step by Step:

  1. Grind 500g of coffee coarse, about the size of breadcrumbs. (Try starting somewhere in the 25-30 range on your Virtuoso+). Jump to 1:20min mark for more info about using the timer feature and learn about how grind size affects extraction.
  2. Add ground coffee to your carafe
  3. Pour the entire 500g of water, start the timer, and give it a vigorous stir
  4. At the 4minute mark, plunge gently until the filter is just above the mass of ground coffee.
  5. Finally, pour carefully, serve, and share a cup with a friend!

 

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