Hand pouring coffee from a French press into a mug
The French Press Coffee Type That Offers The Biggest Flavor
Just like certain coffees are better suited for making espresso, darker coffees align especially well with a French press, which has metal coils and no paper filter.
Thanks to these features, French presses leave more oils and grounds behind in the brewer. Longer roasted coffees — such as dark and bold roasts — have more of this flavorful oil.
This means plenty of oil will remain to yield the tastier, full-bodied brew that a French press is known for. The darkest coffees will be the most bitter and robust.
For more bittersweet notes, opt for a full city roast coffee. Dark roasts such as continental and high-roasted coffee also make ideal French press candidates.