I figured I'd just post this as a reminder to myself.

Today I tried this french press recipe and I thought it turned out pretty well.

Ratio of coffee to water: 1/16

So that's:

  • 64 grams coffee to 32 oz water
  • 2 oz coffee to 32 oz water
  • 1/2 oz coffee to 8oz water

And then it's a very simple procedure:

  1. Boil water.
  2. Grind beans.
  3. Throw beans in french press
  4. Steadily pour in hot water (you're looking for a temp between 195F and 205F)
  5. Allow to steep 3-4 minutes


It was quite strong :-) I think maybe the water was a little too hot and draw out too much of the harsher coffee flavors. However, since I don't mind a little extra bitter coffee (I like Starbucks :-P) it was still pretty good imo.
Carolyn Van Slyck
So how strong does this coffee turn out? You mentioned that it was pretty strong this morning... :-)