I use 1/4 oz. of coarse-grind coffee to 4 oz. of water.
Heat the water to 190°–195°, then pour it slowly onto the grounds in the press. Stir it gently for 5 to 10 seconds. The coffee grounds will rise to form a “crust of coffee” atop the water.
Set the press lid on top of the press, and let it steep for 4 minutes.
Push the plunger down slowly to avoid pulling up any chalk or grit.
By John Pitman, J. Brooks Coffee