How to use a French Press

Quick Steps

  • Heat Water : Fresh off a Boil or 200 F
  • Grind Beans: Coarse, or “French Press” Grind
  • Load French Press: Add Fresh ground beans and Water
  • Agitate: Agitate beans and water using a spoon
  • Brew: Allow mixture to brew for 4:30
  • Press: Press to separate grind from water
  • Serve: Pour off all of the finished coffee brew


  • French Press
  • Dangerous Coffee Beans
  • Kettle (goose-neck preferred)
  • Burr Grinder
  • Table Spoon
  • Timer
  • Water
  • Scale ( Not necessary but preferred)

Before you Brew

  • Make sure your French Press is clean. Old Grounds left in the strainer can import bitterness into your fresh batch of super delicious coffee!
  • Starting with Fresh Roasted whole bean Dangerous Coffee will make sure you can capture all of the rich smooth dark roast flavor possible. Keep your whole beans sealed in an air tight container if possible.
  • When you grind your beans all of that terrific smell is your flavor escaping so you want to get water on those grinds a soon as possible.Make sure your water is optimal temp before you grind. That way you can get water on those grinds immediatly!

Serving Ratios

  • 4-Cup Press / Coffee 4 Tbsp or 25 – 30 Grams
  • 8-Cup Press / Coffee 8 Tbsp or  55 – 60 Grams

Step by Step

Step 1

Heat your water to 205 degrees by bringing it to a boil and letting it sit for 30 seconds.

Step 2

Measure and grind your Dangerous Coffee Beans they should end course like bread crumbs.

Step 3

Add fresh ground Dangerous and start your timer. Fill your French Press halfway trying to get all of the grounds wet. The coffee will expand bubble they call it a coffee bloom

Step 4

After the coffee bloom the grinds will float to the top. At about 1 minute break the crust with a spoon or a small wisk and give the grinds a good stir they call agitation

Step 5

Finish filling the French Press all the way up and place the top on it without pressing the plunger down. Allow the coffee to Brew for till the timer hits about 4 minutes 30 seconds.

Step 6

Now it’s time to press your coffee! Slowly and firmly begin to press the plunger down. You are actually trying not to disturb the grinds any further so slow and steady is the method.

Step 7

Time to serve and enjoy your bold and smooth Dangerous Coffee! Pour all of the coffee you plan to drink so you avoid over extraction which will make your coffee bitter and acidic.
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