Detour Brews - French Press
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THIS BREW
The low-input, high-output qualities of the French Press make it a favourite amongst home coffee consumers and coffee professionals alike. If you’re looking for an excellent brew at home, this immersion brewer (the brewing method used by professional tasters) is the easiest way to go about it. And, the French Press gets bonus points for being simple, quick to brew and easy to clean up.
HISTORY OF THE FRENCH PRESS
What's known as the French press in North America is called many different names by different coffee cultures, in Italy it's called a caffettiera a stantuffo, down under it's known as a coffee plunger, and in its birthplace of France, they call it cafetière à piston, or cafetière for short.
The Frech press's first 'beta' form was comprised of a metal or cheesecloth screen fitted to a rod that the coffee maker would press into a hot pot of water and tamper the grounds down. The design of the press has been refined along the way, but the immersion method remains the same.
HERES HOW WE BREW COFFEE WITH A FRENCH PRESS
What You Need:
- Freshly roasted Detour coffee
- French press
- Grinder - ground to coarse
- Makes - 2-4 Cups
- Grind - Coarse like bread crumbs
- Brew Time - 4 min
- Water Temp - 94C / 200F
- Water to coffee ratio - 1 : 15
- Recipe (2 cups) - 33g: 500g/ml
- Recipe (4 cups) - 65g: 1L
- Preheat the walls of your French press with hot water. Dump out the water.
- Weigh and measure your coffee according to the number of servings you desire. Grind the coffee coarse like bread crumb.
- Place the French press on your scale, add ground coffee and tare (clear) scale.
- When your kettle has boiled, remove from heat for 30–40 seconds. Pour recently boiled water over coffee. (Note: If you’re using a scale, you can see exactly how much water you’re using, adjusting until you hit your perfect coffee to water ratio.)
- Wait 4 minutes while the coffee extracts.
- Gently stir. The coffee crust on top should settle to the bottom.
- Push the plunger down slowly and gently.