French Press Cold Brew Guide
Cold brew is no longer a treat to be enjoyed solely at your favorite coffee shop. Now, you can use your french press to create the same mouth-watering cup of cold brew you love so much - right in your own kitchen! It may seem like a lengthier process, but don't be daunted. After a few brews, you’ll be a cold press pro. And when you’re holding a glistening cup of cold brew in your hands the next morning, the wait will seem like nothing in the shadow of the reward.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- French Press
- Filtered, room temperature water
- A refrigerator
- Volcán de Fuego coffee beans
- Stir Stick
Follow these steps and you’re on your way to a robust cup of cold brew:
We use a 7 to 1 ratio for the perfect cold brew. If you find 7 to 1 doesn’t yield a strong enough brew, lengthen the brew time rather than add more coffee. The quality of beans matters. Grind 2/3 cup of your Volcán de Fuego coffee beans to medium or coarse ground. If you like your cold brew stronger, aim for a medium ground.
Add your coffee to the bottom of your French Press. Then, add 3 cups of (ideally filtered) room temperature water.
Pour water over the coffee grounds. Gently stir the coffee to make sure they’re all covered by the water. Maximizing contact of grounds and water is key to a great brew.
Cover your french press, but make sure not to press down on the filter until after the steeping process. Leave the plunger fully extended upwards.
Steep for 12+ hours. Place your French Press in the refrigerator, or leave it on the counter for 12 hours. It’s best not to leave it standing for more than 24 hours. Don’t rush the process. Trust us. Patience is the most important ingredient!Steep for 12+ hours. Place your French Press in the refrigerator, or leave it on the counter for 12 hours. It’s best not to leave it standing for more than 24 hours. Don’t rush the process. Trust us. Patience is the most important ingredient!
You’ve waited long enough… it’s time to plunge! Slowly and gently push the plunger down, shooting for a 30-second plunge.
If you don’t like any grit in your cup, you should pour the coffee over a filter before serving.
The time has finally arrived to enjoy your fresh cup of cold brew! Pour over ice, sip, enjoy, and repeat.
Yes, it’s a much longer process, but the rich, hearty taste of this cold brew is worth it. You’ll find yourself making the cold brew process a part of your daily routine.
The wait doesn’t have to drag on... make it after dinner, and by the time you wake up, you’ll have a brew steeped to perfection. And now, you have the freedom to experiment with the strength of your brew - no more settling for a weak coffee shop cold brew! Plus, you can show off your knack for coffee to all of your friends. What better way to impress a fellow coffee lover on a hot summer day?