This tried and true European brewing method is in immersion style brew. Known for producing an intense, very bold coffee, the French Press is an easy to use, consistent brewing method! You’ll notice that the brew won’t be as clear, and the coffee will have a slight muddiness. This is the total dissolved solubles.

Things to keep in mind:
We recommend a 1:10 ratio.
We’re working with parameters – if your recipe is not within parameters, adjust your grind. If your recipe is within parameters; taste the shot. If it doesn’t taste ideal, diagnose defects and adjust accordingly. Need help with extraction? Refer to our extraction guide reference HERE.




  • DOSE: 40g of your favourite Back Road Coffee Roasters beans
  • WATER: 400g
  • RATIO: 1:10
  • EXTRACTION: 4:00 minutes

Step 1

Grind Back Road Coffee beans to a coarse grind. Pour ground coffee into the bottom of the French Press. Place on scale and tare.

Step 2

Turn on your timer. Pour 200g of 96°C (204°F) water into French Press, stir, and wait 30 seconds to allow bloom.

Step 3

Pour remaining of hot water into French Press.

Step 4

When timer hits 4:00, slowly plunge, decant into your favourite server or
serve immediately otherwise coffee will become over-extracted.

Step 5


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