One of the most uncomplicated and affordable coffee brewing tools around is the French press also known as a Plunger. This is also the simplest way of brewing coffee for several people at once. A French press gives you the ability to enjoy the subtleties and characteristics of single-origin coffees.
What is important is to always begin with a good quality, freshly roasted coffee.
Normally a course grind is recommended, but we have found that we get better results when we experiment with the grind and the immersion time.
Always remember you can adjust your steep time and grind size to your individual taste, but note that in a French press the coffee sits directly on the grounds and so it is prone to bitterness and oiliness. This can be avoided by serving it immediately after it has been prepared so that the coffee does not carry on extracting.
If you love drinking your coffee from a mug you’ll need 20 grams [approximately 2-heaped tablespoons] of ground coffee with 30ml of water
WHAT YOU NEED
20g ground coffee – 3 African Sisters Burundi is a good choice
300 ml water
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Another typical day in the life of a coffee farmer here in Rwanda during the harvesting season