Use coarse ground coffee in your French press. Don't use too fine ground coffee, this can result in a clogged filter screen and grounds in your coffee after pouring. If the water temperature is too high, coffee may have a burnt taste. Water should be just off of a boil, about 200 degrees Fahrenheit; a thermometer can be used to ensure accuracy. Store your coffee grounds in airtight container, away from sunlight or in your freezer. For the freshest coffee, grind your beans immediately before brewing. Use filtered water for best coffee flavor.
How to Use
Place pot on a dry, flat, non-slip surface. Hold handle firmly, then pull the plunger unit straight up and out of the pot.
Put course ground coffee or loose tea into the pot.
Pour hot (not boiling) water into the pot. Leave a minimum of 1-inch space at the top.
Stir the brew with a plastic or wooden spoon.
Place the plunger unit on top of the pot. Turn lid to close off the pour spout opening. Do not press down for at least 4 minutes.
Hold the pot handle firmly with the spout turned away from you. Then using the weight of your hand, apply slight pressure on top of the knob to slowly lower the plunger straight down into the pot. Minimum pressure produces the best results.
Turn the lid to open the pour spout and pour coffee into a cup.
Included Parts: Knob, stainless steel rod, straining lid, filter plate, borosilicate glass carafe, stainless steel body, handle.