How to make perfect french press coffee

Pangeo Coffee avatarStudies continually show both the health and emotional benefits of starting your day with a steaming cup of great coffee.

My go-to method for making mouth-watering java is to use my french press. Every morning, I find my way to the kitchen, go through my 4 simple steps, and savor the warmth and energy of my first steaming cup.

Follow the 4 simple principles in my video below, and you’ll get a perfect cup of french press coffee every time.

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Written by Jeff Power

Jeff is the founder of Pangeo Coffee. He's been dedicated to full-time humanitarian development with poor villages in Africa, Asia and the Middle East since 2007. Follow Jeff's travels and work on his personal blog:, and on twitter at @jeffpower.

  • Debbie Iannetti

    Great Jeff!! Makes me look forward to trying it out the summer when I am in Colorado……wonder how it compares to my Italian coffee here?? :D

    • Anonymous

      We’ll make you some right here in our kitchen when you come Debbie! Dates???

    • Anonymous

      …and I’ll bet your Italian coffee is excellent! :-)

    • Hepdoc66

      Depends on the blend for the Italian coffee I would guess-

  • Affari Project

    Jeff, I have one of those grinders you’re talking about with a blade in it. I think I’ve been grounding my beans a little too fine. Do you have “dregs” in your coffee cup if you let it sit for a little while?

  • Rheajill

    Thanks, I never let mine steep for 4 minutes. I’ll try that in the morning!

    • Jeff Power

      That’s great. You’ll definitely taste the difference.