Warm up the press:
Warm up your empty French Press by rinsing it with very hot water. This helps maintain the temperature while brewing for best extraction.
Grind the coffee or add the ground coffee:
Before adding coffee to your press, discard the heating water.
If you are grinding your fresh coffee beans, adjust your coffee grinder to a coarse grind, leaving the coffee looking like breadcrumbs or bread flour.
Do not use fine ground coffees as this will result in a higher concentration of grounds in your cup.
Não utilize cafés com moagem fina, pois isto resultará em uma bebida com maior concentração de resíduos do pó.
Wait for it:
When the timer reads four minutes, your coffee is ready to drink! Press the plunger all the way down, until the coffee grounds are packed on the bottom. Be careful not to push too hard - it is best to press gently, both to prevent leakage and so that the ground coffee particles are not violently shaken and release bitter notes. Do not exert pressure on the plunger after the coffee grounds reach the bottom of the press - you do not want to compact it, brute force will not improve the taste.
Serve it and enjoy:
Serve it up or immediately pour it into a carafe to prevent over extraction. If the coffee stays in the press for too long, it will continue to be extracted and become bitter.