Espresso with a French press


  • 2 TBS coffee grounds
  • 1 cup water


  • Boil the water.
  • Add the coffee grounds to the press and pour roughly half the water in your french press as well. Let it steep for one minute.
  • Pour in the remaining water and stir it a bit. Steep for 3 minutes or more if you want a stronger brew.
  • When you're done steeping, press down the plunger slowly and steadily halfway, then pull it back up, and plunge all the way down to finish up. This will create a layer of foam on top, replicating the crema that's present in a traditional espresso shot.
  • To further resemble an espresso, pour your espresso through a paper or cloth filter, this may change up flavor.
  • Pour out your delicious French press-made espresso into a cup and serve.


You can also preheat your cup to keep it warm for longer.