The amount of coffee you should use in a French press of 1 litre depends on your personal taste preferences and the strength of the coffee you prefer. As a general rule, a good starting point is to use 60 grams of coffee for every litre of water in your French press. However, you may want to use more or less depending on your desired strength and how much coffee flavor you want in your brew.
Here’s a step-by-step guide for brewing coffee in a French press:
- Begin by heating your water to around 200°F (93°C).
- While the water is heating, grind your coffee beans to a coarse consistency. Aim for about 60 grams of coffee for every litre of water you’ll be using.
- Once the water has heated, pour it over the ground coffee in your French press.
- Stir the mixture gently to ensure that all of the coffee is fully saturated.
- Allow the coffee to steep for about four minutes.
- Slowly press down on the plunger to separate the brewed coffee from the grounds.
- Pour your coffee into a mug or carafe and enjoy!
Remember, the above guidelines are just a starting point, and you may need to adjust the amount of coffee you use or the steeping time to achieve your desired strength and flavor. Experimenting with different ratios and brewing techniques can be a great way to discover your perfect cup of French press coffee.