How to brew coffee in a French Press?

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coffee brewing in a French Press with the lid on


If you are looking to start brewing your own coffee; a French Press is inarguably one of the easiest ways to start. Brewing coffee in a French Press will give you coffee that is strong on flavor. It’s an easy and cost-effective way to start brewing coffee; and gets you a great cup of freshly brewed coffee every single time. 

If you prefer coffee that is strong and full bodied (especially, compared to a drip coffee), the French Press method is the way to go. The large surface area on the coarsely ground coffee retains essential oil and allows flavors to come through in the final cup.

Components to a great cup of French Press coffee:

Brewing equipment:

A fairly simple setup; a French Press consists of a cylindrical beaker, a lid and an attached plunger fitted with a filter.


  • 30 gms of Mysore Concerns Coffee (coarse French Press coffee grind)
  • 360 ml of Simmering hot water

Process: Here is a simple to follow brew guide that lays down the steps

Assemble your coffee filter by preheating it. Pour hot water into the French Press beaker and then remove it.

Add 30 gms of coarse coffee grounds into the beaker.

“Bloom” the coffee by adding 60ml of simmering hot water. Stir the coffee grounds and water and let it sit for 30 seconds.

Once bloomed, add the remaining 300ml of water into the beaker

Let the coffee brew. Put on the lid and leave it be, undisturbed for 4 minutes.

Once the coffee is brewed, slowly and gently push down the plunger.

Pour your coffee. And enjoy it the way you like it. Either black, or with milk.


  1. A recommended coffee to water ratio of 1:12 is a good way to start brewing coffee with a French Press; and that’s what we have used
  2. Once your water has come to a full boil, let it sit for a minute before using it to brew the coffee. Water at the right temperature is essential.
  3. Do not pull the plunger back up, it can cause the coarse coffee ground to be back in the brew.
  4. Use fresh coffee for the best results.

Mysore Concerns provides a coarse grind of Legacy Blend coffee, that is needed for brewing coffee in a French Press. You can place your order directly through our website, by selecting the French Press grind option.

If you prefer to grind your own beans; Whole Beans is also available on our coffee storefront  

Or simply ask us to grind it for you, at our storefront in Matunga.