French Press

The ultimate cup of coffee is within your reach. In order to preserve the efforts of the growers, graders and roasters who contribute to Ciel, we encourage vigilant brewing. Now that you have selected one of our recommended brewing methods, relish the ritual and aroma of brewing coffee. Should you require additional assistance, please contact the Ciel 24-hour Coffee Concierge.

Prep Time: 8 minutes

Brew Time: 5 minutes


  • Extracts flavorful oils resulting in a viscous and heavy brewed coffee
  • Yields a full-bodied and rich brew with slight sediment
  • Lighter flavor nuances can be overshadowed

You’ll Need:

  • 17 grams Ciel fresh coffee beans for each 8 oz. cup
  • Frieling French press
  • Baratza Preciso or similar Burr Grinder
  • Fresh, filtered water (no apparent odors or tastes)
  • Hot water maker
  • Thermometer
  • Scale
  • Timer


  1. Consult the measurement chart (below) and turn on hot water maker to begin heating ample water
  2. Consult the measurement chart; weigh out the precise amount of coffee
  3. Grind coffee to coarse grind particle size and add it to the press
  4. Set the timer to countdown 5 minutes
  5. When water is precisely 199˚F, add it to the French press to just below the pour spout and start the timer
  6. Gently give the grounds a single stir (top off water level when necessary) to release the gases and ensure that all coffee grounds are wet
  7. Carefully place the plunging apparatus on the press
  8. After 5 minutes, slowly and carefully depress the plunger to the bottom of the press
  9. When fully depressed, immediately transfer the brewed coffee to a thermal carafe
  10. Allow the coffee to cool for at least 1 minute before enjoying


  • 8 oz French press: 17 grams coffee
  • 17 oz French press: 36 grams coffee
  • 23 oz French press: 48 grams coffee
  • 33 oz French press: 70 grams coffee
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