French press coffee is a classic brewing method that produces rich, full-bodied coffee. It’s a favorite among coffee lovers because of its simplicity and the ability to customize the strength and flavor. In this recipe, we’ll show you how to make French press coffee using a few simple steps.


  • 1 French press
  • 1/4 cup coarsely ground coffee beans
  • 2 cups hot water (just below boiling)


  1. Begin by boiling water in a kettle or on the stove. While the water is heating up, grind the coffee beans into coarse grounds.
  2. Add the coffee grounds to the French press.
  3. Once the water has boiled, remove it from the heat and let it cool for 1-2 minutes. This will bring the temperature down to just below boiling.
  4. Pour the hot water over the coffee grounds in the French press, making sure to saturate all of the grounds.
  5. Give the mixture a gentle stir with a spoon, making sure all of the grounds are fully saturated.
  6. Place the lid on the French press and let the coffee steep for 4 minutes.
  7. After 4 minutes, press down on the plunger slowly and evenly until it reaches the bottom of the French press.
  8. Pour the coffee into your mug, and enjoy!


  • For a stronger brew, increase the amount of coffee grounds used.
  • For a milder brew, decrease the amount of coffee grounds used.
  • Use a timer to ensure that the coffee is steeped for exactly 4 minutes.
  • Clean the French press thoroughly after each use to ensure optimal performance.


  • Add a splash of milk or cream to the coffee for a creamier taste.
  • Add a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg to the coffee grounds before brewing for a spiced flavor.
  • Use flavored coffee beans for a unique taste.


French press coffee is a delicious and easy way to brew coffee at home. By following these simple steps, you can make a perfect cup of French press coffee every time. Experiment with different variations to find your perfect cup of coffee.

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