French Press Coffee Brewing Guide

French Press

Overview

Make smooth, grit-free coffee—thanks to our double micro-filter. Surrounded by a silicone lip that runs along the rim, the basket fits snugly inside the container and creates a vacuum seal. When you press the plunger down, extraction stops immediately—so your brew is consistent from the first pour to the last.

What You Need

  • - ESPRO French Press
  • - Water
  • - Coarse Ground Coffee

Step 1

Preheat: Fill the bottom of the press with hot water (this step can be skipped if you’re in a hurry)

Step 2

Grind: Grind coffee just before use. A coarse, drip grind gives the best results.

Step 3

Measure: See ESPRO’s recommended recipes below.

Coffee

Water

Makes

Size

Weight

Tablespoons

Volume

Fill line

US Cups

EU Cups

Small
(Travel)

15-20 g

3-4 T

300 ml

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1 cup

2 cups

Medium
(18 oz)

18-27 g

4-6 T

450 ml

lower

1.5 cups

3 cups

24-36 g

5-7 T

600 ml

upper

2 cups

4 cups

Large
(32 oz)

30-45 g

6-9 T

750 ml

lower

3 cups

6 cups

45-60 g

8-12 T

1000 ml

upper

4 cups

8 cups

Step 4

Pour out preheat water.

Step 5

Pour coffee into the bottom of the vessel and clean any grinds that may have spilled on the top lip of the press.

Step 6

Boil water. Let it cool for a minute or two. Ideal temperature is 195-205 °F.

Step 7

Fill the press with water until the water and coffee meet the fill line.

Step 8

Give it a quick stir to ensure all the grinds are wet.

Step 9

Press the lid on gently without pressing it down.

Step 10

Wait four minutes. In a rush? Use more coffee and wait two minutes.

Step 11

Press slowly until the button reaches the lid. If the force feels too high, pull up briefly to clear the filter instead of using body weight. Take 15 seconds to fully press.

Step 12

Pour and enjoy.