French Press Coffee
4 cups water
1/2 cup (32 grams) good-quality whole coffee beans
Heat water in a kettle to boiling. While the water is heating, grind your beans to a very coarse grind. Add the beans to the bottom of a French press.
Once the water reaches a boil, remove it from the heat and wait for 45 seconds. Pour enough water in the French press to wet the beans. Give them a quick stir, if needed, so that they are all evenly saturated with the water. Wait exactly 1 minute.
Pour in the remainder of the water, then give the coffee yet another quick stir so that the water is evenly dispersed. Cover with a lid and wait 3 minutes. (Thus, the total brewing time will be 4 minutes, including stir time.)
Once time is up, gently press down the plunger until it is nice and tight on the bottom. Pour out the coffee immediately. (And if there is leftover coffee in the French press, pour it out into a different container to store until you’re ready to drink it.)