A question was emailed to me last week, asking about the right measurements for a French Press, here is what I use.
I like my coffee on the rich side, so I will give you my Coffeeken light, medium measurements.
The coffee scoop that I use is a 1/8 cup measurement or 30 ml of whole beans. I do not level the cup, it is rounded, which makes up the difference when you grind the beans.
Next, set your coffee grinder to the largest grind it has.
Then start measuring out the amount of beans that you will need, and put into the hopper of the grinder, be it a cone, burr or blade grinder
- 3 cup press, 12 oz, or 300 ml
- Light: 1 1/2 scoops level, or 60 ml of whole beans.
- Medium: 2 scoops, well rounded or 60 ml of whole beans
- Coffeeken: 2 1/2 scoops, well rounded or 75 ml of whole beans
- 41/2 cup press, 20 oz, or 600 ml
- Light: 3 scoops level, or 90 ml of whole beans
- Medium: 3 1/2 scoops, well rounded or 90 ml of whole beans
- Coffeeken: 4 scoops, well rounded or 105 ml of whole beans
- 8 cup press, 32 oz, or 100 0ml
- Light: 6 scoops level or 180 ml of whole beans
- Medium: 6 1/2 scoops of well rounded or 210 ml of whole beans
- Coffeeken: 7 scoops of well rounded or 225 ml of whole beans.
- 12 cup press, 48 oz or 1500 ml
- Light: 9 scoops level or 270 ml of whole beans
- Medium: 10 scoops well rounded or 300 ml of whole beans
- Coffeeken: 11 scoops well rounded 330 ml of whole beans
Grind your beans. Put the coffee grounds in the French Press, heat your water to almost a boil, pour your water in. After 2-3 minutes have gone by, break the bloom and let it steep for 4 minutes then gently push the press down and enjoy!