From picking the right coffee beans to cleaning the plunger, this post offers some best practices to brew the perfect cup of coffee using your French press.

Clean The Filter

After you’ve brewed the coffee, use your French press filter to separate the grounds from the liquid. The cleanup is as easy as adding hot water to the filter, then using a brush to scrub out the coffee grounds. Rinse out the French press and your tools (such as your French press scoop and coffee grinder) with hot water.

Store The Coffee

Place the lid on top of the French press and store the brewed coffee in your refrigerator. Cold coffee can last three to five days, but if you add ice to your French press, it can last for up to a week.

Use The Right Water

Your water’s quality has a huge impact on the taste of your coffee. Use filtered water to brew your French press coffee. It will not only improve the taste of your brew, but also help keep your French press clean.

Let The Coffee Steep

While the brewing process varies depending on the type of coffee beans you use, typically, it takes between four and eight minutes to brew. However, you should start checking the coffee around the four-minute mark for the ideal flavor. When brewing is complete, push the plunger all the way down to the grounds to make sure all the liquid is extracted.

Brew Using A French Press

Using a French press is one of the easiest ways to brew coffee at home. All you need is ground coffee and water. Fill the French press with hot water, then wait for the water to drain out completely. Add coffee grounds into the French press, then pour in hot water again. Let the coffee brew for four minutes, then push the plunger all the way down to the grounds to make sure all the liquid is extracted.