June 3, 2011 Nathan

Coffee Video Friday: Plunger, or French Press with James Hoffman

Everybody has a plunger somewhere. Mine has a big crack down the side. I don’t use it. Plunger coffee is underrated because most people just follow the instructions on the box. You can have it so much better though, simply by following these instructions from former world barista champion James Hoffman.

Videocast #2 – French Press Technique from James Hoffmann on Vimeo.

The big take home tip, if you don’t want to watch the video, is to first have a ratio you like (coffee to water) and second to scoop the sludge off the top of the coffee before you plunge.

James Hoffman pretty much follows the procedure put together by another former World Barista Champion, Tim Wendelboe.

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About the Author

Nathan Nathan is a coffee lover, home roaster, amateur barista and coffee tinkerer. He's married, has two kids, one turtle, and for a day job works for Creek Road Presbyterian Church. He previously worked in PR. This blog is his attempt to make coffee tax deductible.