How to Make French Press Coffee, From Kicking Horse Café

by Suzanne Heron.

The French Press is the French-kiss of coffee brewing — it enables a more intimate experience with the flavour of the beans. Low-tech and time-honoured, just grind, pour and plunge. The result? A simple method and deliciously complex cup of coffee. Boil cold, fresh water. Grind beans and add to the French Press. (We recommend two heaping tablespoons for every ¾ cup of coffee. More if you’re bold, less if you’re not.)

Let water rest for at least 30 seconds after bringing it to a boil. Fill French Press with the desired amount of water. Watch the coffee bloom (fresher coffee results in a better bloom). Give the grounds a good stir. Let it brew for 4-5 minutes. Plunge gently and serve.

– Kicking Horse Café, 491 Arrow Rd, Invermere, 250-342-3634, www.kickinghorsecoffee.com.