French Press Recipe

French Press Recipe


Call it a French Press, call it a Plunger, call it with you want. This handy device has been at the forefront of coffee brewing in most of our kitchens and we've developed a recipe that delivers great results.


Ingredients & Targets

  • 24 grams of your favourite Cairngorm espresso roast if you take yours with milk or filter if you prefer it black.
  • 400 grams of filtered water
  • Alternatively, adjust to a Coffee Brew Ratio of 1:16.7 (Coffee : Filtered Water) 


  • French press 
  • Grinder 
  • Digital scales 
  • Timer 
  • Kettle 
  • Cup or carafe 
  • Spoon or paddle 


  1. Grind 24g of coffee at a medium to course grind. 
  2. Add ground coffee to brew chamber. 
  3. Start timer and add 400g brew water 94-96°C 
  4. Allow brew to steep for 3min using a spoon break the crust, gliding your spoon from front to back 3 times skim the surface and clean any coffee grinds that remain on the surface with two spoons. 
  5. Use the plunger to bring all remaining grinds to the base of the brewer this should take 15-30 seconds so plunge slowly. 
  6. Plunge all the way down until you can’t anymore. 
  7. Decant into a carafe. (Hot Tip: use a pour over brewer with a pre rinsed filter to gain more clarity.) 
  8. Sit back, relax and sip your deliciously brewed coffee. Feel free to add milk if that’s what you’re into. 

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