French Press Fail

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Do you want to know the sad truth? I have a french press and I don't know how to use it. {I told you, sad but true.}

I've read instructional articles, watched youtube videos and still, every time I make a cup of coffee, it turns out a murky brown color and tastes like dirty water. I don't need this coffee drama in the morning when I'm already scrambling between curling my hair, packing my lunch and putting together an outfit that is both professional yet 'hip'. {These are the 'woes' of my life.}
Once I even tried using bottled water and bought a fresh bag of coffee from Starbucks. My results? Dirty. Brown. Water.

What could I possibly be doing wrong? Someone please help me out. My waning caffeine fix thanks you.


  1. Try coarsely grinding the beans and make sure the water isn't scorching hot. Once you pour the water, stir it well and let sit for 4 minutes (I literally put a timer on) and only then slowly press. It turns out perfect every time this way.

    Hope this helps!

  2. I had this problem for a long time...Tamuna's right; make sure you're letting it sit long enough before you press. Also, it might help to scoop in a little bit more than you need, so that when you pour, you aren't getting the dregs (which are always gross anyway). Good luck!

  3. *sorry; meant to say more WATER than you need, not more grounds. Obviously:-P

  4. not sad. i've been wanting to get one as well.... but i have no clue how to use the thing. at the end of the day, the coffee maker is too easy.

  5. Thank you all! I'm taking your tips and am going to give it another go tomorrow. Wish me luck! I'll keep you posted!


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