What kind of coffee do you need for a French press?

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A good batch of French press coffee requires a coarse, even ground.

This means that if you are buying pre-ground coffee, you want to avoid anything that's ground for espresso, whose grind is too fine for French press.

Your best bet for good French press coffee is of course to grind at home. This way you can experiment with a variety of different coffees to find what you like best.

While many people prefer a darker, more intense coffee for French press, Our favorites are some of the lighter, fruitier coffees, like a Kenyan or Ethiopian coffee.