I have some coarse ground Espresso and a Bodum French press

Can espresso blend be used in a French press?

Can you use espresso beans in a French press? Yes, you can use espresso beans in a French press. While it does make really strong coffee, it won’t magically make espresso, unfortunately. Making espresso requires a lot of pressure that a French press just isn’t capable of doing.

How do you make French press coffee with fine grounds?

Add the coffee grounds to the French press carafe and pour in your hot water (around 202 degrees Fahrenheit is an ideal temperature for brewing coffee). Try to saturate all of the coffee with the water, leaving as little dry as possible. After half a minute give it a stir to break up the crust that floats to the top.

Can I use regular ground coffee in French press?

You want to use coarse grounds

Pre-ground coffee is ground to a size that works well with drip coffee makers, but it’s not so great for french presses (and, of course, it’s almost always old and stale). The small grounds get stuck in the fine mesh filter – and sometimes they just slip right through.

What type of coffee is best for French press?

A good batch of French press coffee requires a coarse, even ground. This means that if you are buying pre-ground coffee, you want to avoid anything that’s ground for espresso, whose grind is too fine for French press. Your best bet for good French press coffee is of course to grind at home.

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How do you make espresso in a Bodum?


  1. Grind the coffee to a medium fine grounds. Heat the water to hot but not boiling (°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.

Can you grind espresso beans for French press?

The best coffee grind size for espresso in a French press is in between medium and coarse. It should be a bit finer than your typical French press grind but not so fine that it matches a pour over grind size.

Is Fine Grind good for French press?

While the water is heating, grind your coffee. French press coffee calls for a coarse, even grind. We recommend starting with a 1:12 coffee-to-water ratio. If you’re using 350 grams of water, you’ll want 30 grams of coffee.