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French press espresso

French Press Espresso

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 double shots espresso 1x


It’s possible, and darn good, too. Here’s how to make French press espresso! It makes great tasting espresso, no fancy machine required.


  • 36 grams (1/2 cup beans) espresso roast coffee, medium fine ground
  • 205 mL/grams hot water (3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons)


  1. Grind the coffee to a medium fine grounds. Heat the water to hot but not boiling (200 to 205°F).
  2. Add the espresso coffee to the French press. Top with the hot water and stir.
  3. Set a timer and wait 4 minutes.
  4. After 4 minutes, place the lid on the French press and slowly press the plunger all the way down. Pour into two espresso cups and serve immediately, or use in Espresso Drinks like a latte, cappuccino, macchiato, and more.
  • Category: Coffee
  • Method: French Press
  • Cuisine: Coffee
  • Diet: Vegan