A simple yet delicious manually brewed coffee
Using a French press is a very popular manual coffee brewing method that most people are at least vaguely familiar with. French press or coffee press brewing is a relatively straight forward method. Like drip brewing, there are lots of variables to tinker with if you are a tinkerer.
While drip brewing is in the pour over brewing category, French press brewing is an immersion brew method. Immersion brewing methods generally utilize a larger grind size and longer brewing times. The result is typically a cup of coffee with a lot more body, but less brightness in the cup flavors.
The French press brewing method, is widely considered to be a little more simple of a brewing method. It is a little easier than most pour over techniques to control your variables and get a consistent cup of coffee. There are also far less variations and techniques associated with brewing with a coffee press.