Almost everyone owns a French press. The ubiquitous brewing device is prized for its simplicity and yet hated by many coffee aficionados for the sludgy mouthfeel. But according to James Hoffmann, you’re probably using it wrong. In a new brewing guide entitled The Ultimate French Press Technique, Hoffmann explains how to get a rich, fully-extract French press with less of the silt. Everything you thought you knew about press pots will be brought into question!
6 thoughts on “Learn How to Make a French Press With James Hoffmann”
I can’t wait to try this with my own french press. Sludge has always been a turn off for using it, but now I can have great coffee – sludge-free! Thank you for the informative video.
ooh, this is exciting. trying tomorrow morning.
Wow, I learned something today. Thanks for sharing the video.
Love this technique as cupping is definitely one of my favourite brew methods! However, silt still remains in the cup so just try and avoid the very last bit. 🙂
I like this, it maintains the body and flavor of French-pressed coffee without the muddy texture and taste. As the water cools, the extraction rates slows, so the finished product isn’t bitter at all.
Wow! I just made the BEST coffee I have ever had! It is so bold, and barely any burnt disgusting taste. For all the coffee haters, the burnt taste is probably why they hate coffee so much.
P.S. I am 12 years old. I have been drinking coffee since I was 3 and starting drinking black since 10.