How to make French Press Coffee


August 9, 2017 | Ericka Mayorga

If you’ve known me for at least a few hours, you know that I REALLY like coffee. I don’t go a morning without it, and sometimes it’s kind of like a comfort blanket for me. I know, I know…it’s bad. Anyway, over the years, I’ve learned a thing or two on the different ways to make coffee (I might have turned in to a coffee snob…I’m sorry), but it’s so much fun! If you’ve always wanted to know how to use a French Press, or if you just wanted to look fancy while making coffee, you come to the right blog! Here are the steps on making ONE solid cup of Joe:

1. Grab 2 tablespoons of the whole bean coffee of your choice. I chose Starbucks’ Christmas Blend Dark Roast- one of my favs! Yes, I am aware it is July.

2. Grind your coffee beans on the “Coarse” setting and grind it for approximately 5-8 seconds (my coffee grinder automatically stops when I grind it, so I don’t have to time it). The coffee grinder I use is Mr. Coffee’s 12-cup grinder.

3. Pour the ground coffee beans on to the French Press, and then pour 8 ounces of boiling water. Let it sit for about 4 minutes.

4. After about 4 minutes, slowly press down, pour in to your favorite mug, and enjoy! I used a mug with a “K” on it, because this cup of coffee happened to be for my roommate, Kim. :)

There are days that I cannot make my coffee because I am running late (sometimes I’m a mess) and on those occasions, I do end up going to the Starbucks on campus. ErickaThis is not bad at all, because I always seem to run in to all of my friends! I absolutely love planning coffee dates with my friends at the Starbucks in the Newton Gresham Library; I always seem to have the most memorable conversations there.

College can be overwhelming sometimes, so occasionally it feels great to vent to people that can relate, since they are going through the same things I am going through. It helps me to know that I am not the only one on the college struggle bus. Thank you SHSU, for giving me a place where I can find community!