One the single best ways to brew a great, full bodied, fool proof of cup of coffee.
Bring water to a boil.
Grind 30 grams of coffee to a coarse grind.
Remove plunger and insert ground coffee into French Press.
Put the French Press on the scale and zero (tare). Pour 450 grams of water into the French Press. Stir coffee/water slurry.
Put the plunger on top of the French Press and set a timer for 4 minutes. Don't depress the plunger until the timer goes off.
Remove French Press from the scale and depress the plunger slowly.
Depress the plunger all the way to the bottom. Pour coffee while the plunger is fully depressed.
Use a scale for a consistent coffee/water ratio.
If you get the time, temperature, grind and coffee/water ratio correct, it’s pretty hard to screw this up. If you find the plunger is difficult to press, lift the plunger slightly and re-plunge. If you are consistently having this problem, try adjusting to a coarser grind size.
Use hot water right off of boil - approximately 195-205 degrees.