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Step by step French press: Brewing method results in full-bodied, bold cups of coffee


FARGO — Using a French press requires a few different steps than the automatic drip coffeemakers that many people rely on at home. But Katie Anderson, assistant manager at Nichole’s Fine Pastry in Fargo, said the process is easy to learn and worth the effort for an interesting, full-bodied take on the beverage.

STEP 1: Using freshly roasted coffee beans and grinding the beans fresh provides the best flavor, according to Anderson.

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Ryan Johnson
After four years of covering news for the Grand Forks Herald and The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Ryan Johnson has been a features reporter for The Forum's Variety section since 2013. His prior beats included politics, business, city government and higher education. Johnson is a 2008 alumnus of the University of North Dakota. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to
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