The Best Water Temperature to Brew Coffee with a French Press
published on: 2022-05-31
Brewing coffee with a French press can be a delicious and easy way to make your cup of coffee. However, if you are not using the correct water temperature, you may not be getting the best results. The water temperature you use when brewing coffee with a french press is important because it can affect the taste of your coffee.
The water temperature for brewing coffee with a French press should be between 195 degrees Fahrenheit and 205 degrees Fahrenheit (90-95 degrees Celcius).
That temperature range will give you the best results in terms of taste.
What if you use too cold or too hot water?
If the water is too cold, the coffee can taste watery because it’s possible that you don’t get proper extraction from the coffee grounds. If the water is too hot, the coffee can taste bitter, because you over extract the coffee.
To get the water to the correct temperature, you can use a kettle with a built-in thermometer or an electric gooseneck kettle.
If you don’t have either of those, you can boil water and then let it sit for about 30 seconds before pouring it over your coffee grounds.
Remember to preheat your French press by adding hot water to it and swirling it around before adding your coffee grounds. This will help ensure that your coffee brews at the ideal temperature.
Will beans or roast have an impact on the water temperature?
The water temperature you use to brew coffee with a French press is not affected by the type of beans or roast you use.
However, the grind size will have an impact on the water temperature.
If you are using a coarser grind, you will want to use water that is on the higher end of the recommended water temperature range. The opposite is true for a finer grind.
But please make sure you’re using the right coffee to water ratio in your French press as that will have a big impact on the taste of your coffee.
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