The French press has roots back to France in the 1800s. The story goes that a Frenchman was boiling water when he realized he had forgotten to put the coffee in. He decided to add the coffee grounds to the boiling water. After the coffee grounds floated up he pushed them down with a metal screen and stick. Finally, he tasted the best coffee in his life.
Heat the water to around 200°F (93°C), then let it sit for a moment to cool slightly. Otherwise you can boil in stove top method.
Place the coarse coffee grounds into the French press.
Pour the hot water evenly over the coffee grounds, filling the press about halfway.
French press coffee pairs well with pastries, fruits, or on its own. Serve it in your favorite mug and savour the rich aroma and flavour.