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8 Easy Directions For 1 Cup Serving

  1. Prepare your utensils and tools: Place your washed and preheated carafe (container) on a stable surface without a lid and plunger.
  2. Set a water to coffee ratio: Start off with 1:15, and tweak it afterward suitable to your own individual taste.
  3. Add Coffee Grounds: Pour 3 Tbls (15g) coffee into your container, and level them with a little shake.
  4. Adding Water to Coffee: Add half a cup (125 ml or grams) of boiled water (205°F) into your container (carafe).
  5. Coffee Grounds Blooming: Let the coffee grounds bloom for 30 seconds.
  6. Adding More Water: Pour the remaining (125 ml or grams) boiled water (205°F) into the carafe.
  7. Coffee Grounds Steeping: Let them steep for 4 minutes.
  8. Plunging and Decanting: Press the plunger for 30 seconds. Decant your coffee, and enjoy.

What is French Press?

It is a simple but classic coffee brewing device, invented in 1852 and was patented in the United States in 1929. It is also known as a press pot, coffee press, cafetière, cafetière à piston, and coffee plunger.

How to Make Coffee in It?

It is one of the easiest, least expensive, least time-consuming, and classic methods of brewing great healthy coffee from a strainer-like plunger into a container. You steep coffee grounds in hot water and then press them out.

What You All Need

  • Brewing time 5 min
  • Serving 2 cups
  • Complication easy
  • Coffee Ground 30 g (6 Tbsp), coarsely ground
  • Hot Water 205° F, 500 g (2 cups), just off the boil
  • Container (carafe)
  • Burr Grinder
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen Scale
  • Timer
  • Wooden Spoon (optional)

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6 Easy Steps to Prepare Two Cups French Press

By following the steps right, you may avoid the most common mistakes that muck up your coffee. And also you may produce a great cup.

Step 1: Preparation

Wash and preheat your container (carafe) and place it on a dry table or kitchen counter. You can also preheat the serving cups plunger and container lid along with the carafe.

Preheat your utensils with hot water, so they’ll not let the freshness and taste of your drink get lost. During preheating time, grind your whole coffee beans in a coarse grinding size as the coarseness of sea salt.

Finely ground coffee becomes muddy when you press it and results in a bitter taste.

After one minute of preheating time, get the water out of your container (carafe) while remaining your serving cups full of hot water.

Now your Carafe is warmed up! And you’re ready for the next step!

Step 2: Adding Coffee Grounds

In this step, first, we set the water to coffee ratio. I highly recommend setting 1:15 for your 2 cups (500 ml or grams) of coffee, which is 6 heaping tablespoons (30g) coffee and 2 cups (500 ml or 16.16 oz) of water.

Now add your coffee grounds to your container (carafe), and level them evenly by giving them a gentle shake.

Step 3: Adding Water To Coffee

First, set your water temperature to 205°F. Allow the boiling water to cool for 30 seconds until it will reach to 205°F, pour half of the water into the carafe in a circular motion, and stir it gently with a spoon to submerge all the grounds. 

Step 4: Coffee Grounds Blooming

Let your coffee grounds stand for 30 seconds to bloom, so they will release gases that are necessary for better extraction. Now your coffee grounds have become bubbly and increased in volume. Please break the crust of the coffee grounds by giving them a gentle stir with a spoon.

Step 5:Adding More Water

At this step, pour the remaining hot water (205°F) into your carafe. Cover the lid and reinsert the plunger into the carafe carefully above the coffee grounds. 

Please don’t plunge yet.

Step 6: Coffee Grounds Steeping

In this step, I’ll tell you how long the steeping time is? The normal steeping time is 4 minutes. Set your timer and let the coffee grounds steep for 4 minutes. You can increase the steeping time a bit to get a more robust taste.

Step 7:Plunging and Decanting

Now press the plunger (for 30 seconds) all down slowly and gently, exerting steady pressure. Please avoid applying extra force because if you push the plunger too hard and too, it may cause agitation to your coffee grounds, and the result is bitterness to your beverage.

To achieve a full expression of your coffee, decant it immediately after brewing, so it doesn’t become bitter or chalky.

Avoid leaving your coffee in the container (carafe) for more time; rather, over-extraction may cause bitterness in your coffee and may turn you off.

Decant your coffee into your favorite cup and enjoy. It will win you over with its taste!

Final Thoughts

Congratulations! You have done an excellent job! Now you have mastered “How to use a coffee plunger.”

Please rinse your utensils with water and detergent, dry them, and save them for your next use.

What more can you do?

Press pot coffee is one of the tastiest coffees in the world. It is basic coffee that leads to more coffee recipes. Following is the most popular coffee recipe, which you can make by using your coffee press.

The cold-brew coffee Recipe

Cold brew coffee is one of the most popular coffees across the globe. It has more health benefits. Though the cold brew recipe is a time-gaining effort, I’ll tell you in the following few simple steps.

  1. Combine 1 cup (250g) coarsely ground coffee beans and 5 cups of filtered water in a carafe.
  2. Stir them a bit with a spoon, put the lid on the carafe with its plunger, but don’t press the plunger at this step.
  3. Place the carafe at room temperature for 12–24 hours, or place it in your fridge for 36 hours.
  4. Strain your coffee concentrate twice, once with a metal sieve and twice with a paper filter.
  5. Your cold brew is ready. Dilute your coffee concentrate with water or milk. Add cream if you like. Pour it over ice and enjoy.
  6. Refrigerate the concentrate in the form of ice cubes. You can use it all week.


When you are going to brew a 1 cup  press pot recipe, first get short answers to the following questions:

How Much Coffee Plunger Brewing Time?

The exact brewing time is 5 minutes because 30 seconds for blooming, 4 minutes for steeping, 30 seconds for plunging.

What is the water to the coffee ratio for a Coffee Plunger?

1:15. And for one cup serving, you need 3 tablespoon (15g) of coarsely ground coffee beans and 1 cup (250 ml or 8.8 oz) of water.

How Much Steeping Time Require for a Coffee Plunger?

4 minutes.

How much water in a Coffee Plunger for 1 cup?

Ans: 1 cup (250 ml or 8.8 oz) 

More Tips You May Need

  • Buy single-origin freshly roasted whole coffee beans.
  • Dark roasted coffee beans are more compatible with cafetière à piston.
  • Grind your coffee beans coarsely (like sea salt) with a burr grinder. 
  • Experiment with different coffee ratios for different coffee strengths.

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