What is the best water temperature to brew coffee in a French press?

What is the best water temperature to brew coffee in a French press?

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  1. Right off of the boil. No need for a thermometer.

    What is the best water temperature to brew coffee in a French press?

    I use a microwave oven to heat my water. You can use whatever method you’d like, the results will be the same.
    * Heat the water until it just begins to boil. Your ground coffee should already be in the French press by now.
    * Take your hot water, just below the boiling point, and pour enough of it in the French press to cover the grounds. Swirl it around a little to make sure the grounds are saturated.
    * Important: Let this mixture sit for at least one minute. During this time the hot water is soaking into the grounds and this will allow the oils to be released resulting in a better flavor during the brewing process.
    * Next, pour the rest of your hot water (…

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  2. Answers vary but they all seem to hover around 190F/88C. If you have an electronic kettle, you can set it to the temp. If you use a saucepan take the water off the heat just when small bubbles start to form on the sides.
    Original question: What is the best water temperature to brew coffee in a French press?

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