Grind 56 grams (about 8 Tablespoons) for the 8-cup French press. The ground coffee should be about as coarse as breadcrumbs. Preheat the glass and plunger by pouring hot water inside the pitcher and plunge once to warm everything up. Discard the rinse water.
BARISTA TIP: Make sure you start with a clean French press. Old coffee grounds stuck in the wire plunger will not serve you well!
BARISTA TIP: Be sure you pour your coffee into serving cups or a carafe right away because if you leave the coffee sitting on top of the grounds, it will keep extracting and get stronger and sludgier by the time you are ready for your second cup.