How to Make French Press Coffee

For those who don’t want to invest in equipment, or who simply prefer the taste of steeped coffee, French press coffee is a great option and takes less than 10 minutes.

Here's how to use a French press at home so you can brew a small batch of coffee with no appliance or filter.

What You'll Need

Liquid measuring cup
Measuring spoon
6 tablespoons medium-coarse Folgers® coffee grounds
3½ cups distilled or filtered water
Hot water kettle
French press coffee maker

Step 1

Measure & Heat

Add 6 tablespoons of Folgers® coffee grounds to your French press coffee maker. Separately, heat 3½ cups of water to about 200°F. 

Tip: Use a medium-coarse or coarse coffee grind.
Step 2


Slowly add 1½ cups of the hot water to your French press, wetting all the grounds. Let them sit for one minute to bloom. Then gently stir.

Step 3


Slowly add another 2 cups of hot water until the waterline is level with the silver rim on the French press. Put the lid in place, but don’t press down. Wait 6 minutes.

Step 4


Slowly press the plunger down until it’s fully depressed. Then serve and enjoy.

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