How To: French Press CoffeeTuesday, January 31, 2012 By Rachel Style
Waking up in the morning is never enjoyable. One item that helps people to stay awake and make it through the day is a little magical potion most commonly known as coffee. The caffeine present in coffee is often enough to make even the most exhausted, sleep-deprived high school student alert enough to stay to awake. There are many different ways to make coffee, such as the drip method, which is the most commonly used process for standard coffee makers. However, the method that carries the flavor of the coffee the best is the French Press. For those of us who do not know how to French Press, there is no need to fear. It’s very easy. Materials: Water A French Press Coffee Beans A microwave or stove top to heat the water Spoon Step 1: Boil Water Step 2: Ladle the coffee grounds into the French Press (amount depends on how strong you want your coffee to be) Step 3: Add the water (pour in enough water so that it nears the top) Step 4: Stir the coffee once it starts to bloom* (optional) Step 5: Let it sit for 2-3 minutes so that the coffee can steep Step 6: Once the time is up, put the lid on the French Press and slowly push down on the stick. Make sure it stays straight. Once you finish step six, you have finished making your coffee and you are ready to pour it out and enjoy the flavor of your favorite coffee! *Vocab Note: The bloom is a chemical reaction that happens when hot water is mixed with coffee grounds. Carbon dioxide is released and the coffee bubbles.