Making the Perfect French Press

It's no secret that coffee is one of the great loves of my life, so you'll understand why I jumped at the opportunity to work with Lavazza again (see our initial collaboration here). I've been enjoying their coffee blends since December, so I'm excited to share a little bit more of them with you. For the next several months, I'll be incorporating their products into my mornings, recipes, and occasionally, my afternoons--because who doesn't love a good 2PM coffee break?

This month, Lavazza sent me four of their specialty blends and, as usual, they made their way into my French press. I usually like to grind my own beans (and have them a little courser), but these come already ground, which is just fine. I use a French press to make iced coffee, as well, but I'll tell you about that later. For now, I wanted to share a few tips for making the perfect French press every time.

  1. Start with a clean French press (obviously). Make sure the wire plunger is free of old coffee!
  2. Use one tablespoon of coffee grounds for every cup of water.
  3. Pour boiling water into the French press, give it a good stir, and set your timer for four minutes.
  4. After four minutes, press and serve immediately. (If the pre-ground coffee grinds were too fine, you can always pour the end result through a coffee filter into a new pot.)  Enjoy!

This post is sponsored by Lavazza. As always, thank you for your support as I continue to work with advertisers.