French press coffee is an easy way to enjoy great tasting coffee at home without expensive equipment. You can make just one cup or several at once, using a simple method which allows for experimentation in brewing times and grind size.
The French press, is often called a ‘cafetiere’ or ‘coffee press’, and is usually in the shape of a jug, made of glass (recommended) or alternatively plastic. The jug is accompanied by a plunger with a mesh on the end fixed to a circular disc which accurately fits the diameter of the inside of the jug. The purpose being that the mesh will allow coffee to filter through it but not the larger coffee grounds. Have a read of our easy to follow infographic guide to making great tasting coffee.