French Press Brew Guide

French Press Brew Guide


Bodum 4 Cup CafetiereWhen it comes to brewing coffee we take things very seriously. That’s why we want you to be able to brew the perfect cup at home. You can buy everything you need in our Home Barista shop HERE & you’ll find a full step by step for how to make the perfect French Press below. Remember coffee is all about personal taste so play around a bit to find out what suits you best!

Get The Grind Right

Before you start make sure you have your grinder set to the correct grind size. For French Press your grind should be on the coarse side.
JR French Press Grind Guide

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Step 1

Place pot on a dry, flat, non-slip surface. Hold handle firmly, then pull the plunger unit straight up and out of the pot.


Step 2

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For each 1,25 dl/4 oz. cup, put 1 rounded tablespoon or 1 BODUM® scoop of coarse ground coffee into the pot.


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Step 3

Pour hot (not boiling) water into the pot. Leave a minimum of 2,5 cm/1 inch of space at the top. Stir the brew with a plastic spoon.


Step 4

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Place the plunger unit on top of the pot. Turn lid to close off the pour spout opening. (Does not apply to the Brazil models) Do not press down. Let the coffee brew for at least 4 minutes.


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Step 5

Hold the pot handle firmly with the spout turned away from you, then using just the weight of your hand, apply slight pressure on top of the knob to lower the plunger straight down into the pot. Lowering the plunger slowly with minimal pressure produces best results. If the filter clogs or it becomes difficult to push down the plunger you should remove the plunger from the pot, stir the brew and then slowly plunge again.


Step 6

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Turn the lid to open the pour spout and then pour coffee.


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Step 7

Unscrew the filter assembly and clean the plunger unit after each use.


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