graphic logo of the classic french press recipe
graphic logo of the classic french press recipe

No scale? No problem. Clara French Press recipes are easy. Load grounds up to the coffee line and hot water up to the water line. Bada bing, bada brew. Whether you want to sip solo or brew while entertaining, you will always end up with an elevated cup of French press coffee.

The Tools

Clara French Press
Corvo EKG
Ode Brew Grinder

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The Recipe

1. Remove the lid.

2. Using the French press ratio aid lines, fill coarse grounds to the coffee line (60 grams).

3. Fill 195°F-205°F water to the water line (840 grams).

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4. Put that agitation stick to work! Stir for 30 seconds making sure to reach the bottom and sides of Clara to break up any clumps. Agitation disperses the coffee grounds for even extraction and balanced flavors.

5. Set the enhanced mesh filter just above the water level and put the lid back on. Press down slightly (around 1 cm) to make sure the blooming coffee is submerged.

6. Sit tight for four minutes.

7. Plunge!

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8. Now, pour the good stuff straight into your favorite mug. If you don’t want to drink it all at once, Clara’s heat-lock double-wall vacuum will keep your French press coffee warm.

9. When you’re done, rinse Clara with warm, soapy water and watch the grounds slide right out thanks to the non-stick coating.

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The Tips

As a starting point, we recommend a 1:14 coffee-to-water ratio—that’s where Clara’s ratio lines are set—but dialing in your preferred cup takes practice and experimentation. For lighter roasted coffee, we recommend 1:12 while dark roast flavor notes shine at 1:15.

Tips for brewing