French Press Coffee Brewing Guide with Nobletree
There are many reasons to use a french press to brew our coffee. First, french presses produce a richer, more full-bodied cup of coffee than other brewing methods such as an automatic drip machine. They also allow you to control the amount of coffee grounds that are used, giving you more ability to craft a stronger or weaker cup of Nobletree coffee based on your preferences. Additionally, french presses are relatively inexpensive. This makes them a great option for budget-conscious coffee drinkers who are still looking to enjoy an exceptional cup of coffee.
The benefits of a French Press
When brewing coffee in a french press, you’ll notice the absence of a paper filter. Due to the design of the french press, the water and Nobletree beans are always in contact with each other. This means the resulting cup of coffee doesn’t need to pass through a paper filter, but rather the grounds are separated from the water by a stainless steel mesh screen. We love that there is very little waste because you don’t have a disposable paper filter.
Choosing the right coffee for a French Press
To ensure the freshest cup of coffee for your french press, we recommend starting with our Nobletree Defiance Specialty Whole Beans and grinding them immediately before you are ready to brew. Grinding beans gives you the flexibility to choose the amount of coffee you want and the size of grind you need for the given method. It also helps keep your coffee fresher for longer.
Different levels of roast, such as light-medium, medium, and dark, will also have an influence on the resulting cup of coffee. When choosing the proper roast for your french press, we recommend picking a coffee with big-bodied flavors. This is often a characteristic of dark roasts, similar to the Defiance Dark Roast. Defiance has sweeter flavor notes of hazelnut, caramel, and molasses that pair exceptionally well with a french press – even more so if you like to add a little milk or sugar to your morning brew.
How to brew coffee with a French Press
Preheat the French press by filling it with hot water from a kettle. This step will make sure the whole coffee maker stays warm during the entire brew process — ensuring you get rich flavors out of the Defiance grounds and into your cup.
- We recommend starting with whole beans Defiance and grinding them fresh for each use.
- Add one tablespoon of coarse ground coffee for every 4 oz of water.
- Simply pour water just off the boil into your french press. The perfect temperature is between 195-205 F.
- Gently stir with a utensil.
- Let the coffee brew for 4 minutes, then gently press the plunger down. This will separate the grounds from the water and stop the brewing process.
Because the french press uses a stainless steel fine-mesh screen instead of a paper filter, tiny dissolved particles and essential oils from the coffee grounds may end up in your cup. This leads to a cup of coffee with a fuller body and richer flavor. Enjoy! Your perfect cup of Nobletree Coffee is ready to be served.
Be sure to check out our other brew guides and resources to find your favorite way to brew a delicious cup of Nobletree Coffee.