French Coffee Recipe

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 Updated 20/06/2017

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This is the correct way to make coffee according to the French. If you follow the instructions carefully you do get an excellent cup of coffee


  • 4 tablespoons ground coffee beans
  • boiling water
  • coffee filter and filter paper
(see measure conversions for more information on quantites)


  1. Put beans on a baking sheet and warm them either over a hot plate or in the oven.
  2. They must not get more than just warm.
  3. Grind the beans fairly finely.
  4. Put the coffee into the filter paper in the filter and place this over the coffee jug.
  5. Place the coffee jug into a pan of just simmering water.
  6. Keep this over a gentle heat.
  7. Take 4 tablespoons of boiling water from the kettle and pour it over the coffee.
  8. Leave for 10 minutes.
  9. Cover the coffee with water which has just come off the boil and continue the process until you have used about 3/4 pint of water altogether.
  10. This amount of coffee should serve 4 people.
  11. Serve it with hot milk and brown sugar.

Prep Time: 12 minutes

Cook Time: NA

Yield: several cups


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