• ULU Coffee

Master Your Cup: The French Press

The French Press! This is a super easy way to brew a robust and delicious cup of coffee to enjoy yourself or share with friends. but It’s all about the details to get it just right. Here is our favorite method with a few pro tips in there:

What you'll need:

  • 8 cup French Press brewer

  • 56g (8 Tablespoons) of fresh coffee

  • Grinder

  • Hot water just off the boil (about 205°F)

  • Wooden spoon or coffee paddle

  • Scale

  • Timer

  • Mug(s)

Total Time: 4:00 Minutes

Warm Up Your Press:

Fill your press with hot water, this ensures a consistent temperature from start to finish and helps get the best extraction.

The Grind:

Grab your bag of ULU whole bean coffee, measure out 56 grams (about 8 tbsps) of beans and grind it to breadcrumb consistency. We suggest doing it right before brew. The fresher the grind, the better the extraction.

A burr grinder is a great option if you don’t already have your go-to tool yet. It produces a more consistent particle size, and gives you a fuller bodied cup of coffee.


Pour out the water keeping your press warm and replace with the freshly ground coffee. Take your water, fresh off the boil (203 - 205°F), start your timer, and fill to about halfway. Make sure all of your grounds are saturated and that there are no wet spots. At 1:00 minute, grab your wooden spoon/paddle to stir and break up the crust.

Continue Pouring

The remaining water off the boil until all 8 cups fill the press. Put your lid on but DO NOT press down.

Press Down & Enjoy!

at 4:00 minutes. Pour all coffee into a carafe to avoid over extraction. The longer the coffee sits, the more bitter it becomes. Enjoy black or with your favorite creamers. Partner with a delicious smoothie bowl (recipe here) and share with a friend.


* Adjust time, grind size, water, etc until you find your perfect cup of coffee!

16 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Mahalo to our ohana, near and far. May your cup fill you with warmth and happiness.

Contact us at

© 2020 ULU Coffee

Created by Brooke & Mortar, LLC

Be the first to know about new releases and exclusive offers