How to make mesquite using a French Press

WHAT YOU NEED:

3-4 heaping Tbsp Mesquite

1.5c Water

DIRECTIONS:

Depending on desired strength, put 3-4 heaping tablespoons of grounds into the French Press. Pour 1.5c of hot water over and let steep for 3 minutes. Plunge and serve.

Step-by-step

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 3-4 heaping Tbsp Mesquite
  • 1.5c Water

1

Add 3-4 heaping tablespoons of mesquite to the French press, based on your desired strength and serving size.

2

Pour 1.5 cups of hot water over the mesquite grounds, saturating them evenly. 

3

Place the lid on the French press without pressing down the plunger. Let it steep for about 3 minutes.

4

Slowly press down the plunger to separate the mesquite grounds from the liquid.

5

Pour into your cup, and enjoy!

Other ways to make mesquite

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Espresso Machine

Fill portafilter with 1.5 tblsp of grounds (roughly 3/4 full). Do not tamp. Extract espresso like normal.

Espresso Machine

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ChemEx

Place filter into ChemEx and fill with 1 tablespoon of grounds per 5oz cup of mesquite.

ChemEx

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Pour Over

Place mesquite in filter (according to desired strength). Pour hot water in spiral motion. Allow to brew.

Pour Over

For the mesquite aficionado

GROUNDS WEIGHT WATER/EXTRACTION AMOUNT WATER TEMPERATURE BREWING OR EXTRACTION TIME
Espresso Machine
Single
8g 1oz 200°F 12 - 22 sec
Espresso Machine
Double
15g 2oz 200°F 12 - 22 sec
French Press
Plunger
26-34g 12oz 200°F 4 min
Moka Pot
3 cup
17g 5oz 200°F or Room Temp Until complete
AeroPress
14-15g 7oz 200°F 2 min 30 sec
Pour-Over
50g 25oz 200°F Until complete
Chemex
50g 25oz 200°F Until complete
Drip
50g 25oz Room temp Until complete