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The Prep Step You Shouldn't Skip For French Press Coffee
Using a French press is one of the easiest ways to extract your favorite light, medium, or dark roasted coffee beans. While the process is fairly straightforward, it all depends on water and how it flows through the coffee grounds, so try this water-based prep step that pushes your coffee from "very good" to "downright delicious."
The French press method relies on boiling-hot water that's been slightly cooled for a minute or so, ideally to about 205 degrees Fahrenheit. However, for best results, the vessel itself should also be hot so that this consistent water temperature can be maintained during the entire brewing process, and this is simple to pull off.
All you need to do is fill the French press with boiling water, let it stand for up to two minutes, and pour it out, thus heating the appliance. While the vessel is still warm, fill it with ground coffee beans, add another round of boiling water, then steep and press to create a perfectly smooth, full-bodied pot of French press coffee.