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FAQ

French press coffee may be bad for you as it raises your cholesterol levels. A French press does not filter out cafestol, a substance that causes your “bad” cholesterol levels to rise. However, French press coffee is not always bad for you as it contains the compound methylpyridinium which helps lower your cancer risk.

French press coffee tastes better because the coffee is steeped in coffee grounds, creating a better flavour and intensity. Coffee from a French press is also better for health because more nutrients and antioxidants are present in unfiltered French press coffee.

Here’s how you make French press coffee:

  1. Add 1 tablespoon of coffee grounds for every 200ml of water.
  2. Pour hot water into your French press.
  3. Replace the French press plunger.
  4. Allow coffee to brew for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Plunge the coffee gently.
  6. Pour out your coffee and enjoy!

Read our French Press Brew Guide for more advice.

Here’s how many scoops of coffee you’ll need to put in a 3-cup, 8-cup and 12-cup French press:

French Press Standard Size How Many Scoops Of Coffee To Put In A French Press (tbsp/grams) Amount Of Water To Make French Press Coffee (oz/ml) French Press Coffee Yield (8 oz. cups)
3-cup French Press 2-3 tbsp (32g) 8oz/237ml 1 cup
8-cup French Press 6-8 tbsp (108g) 24oz/710ml 3 cup
12-cup French Press 13-15 tbsp (234g) 40oz/1182ml 5 cup

Benefits of using a French press:

Characteristics of French Press Benefits of French Press
French press allows raw coffee grounds and leaves to be in contact with water Allows more beneficial antioxidants and nutrients to be captured in your coffee
Unfiltered coffee Superior and more intense coffee flavour
Requires less coffee grounds to brew your coffee Saves you money
Does not require bleached coffee filters Benefits the environment and does not expose you to unknown health consequences

Yes, you can use regular coffee in a French press. Any type of coffee can be brewed in a French press. However, you will get best results with freshly-ground coffee. Try both regular coffee and home-ground coffee beans and taste the difference once brewed in your French press.

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