Place the whole roasted coffee beans in a coffee grinder, and grind to a coarse grind (not fine grind as that can block the coffee filter and cause pressure in the French press).
Bring the water to a boil, and let it sit for 2 minutes.
Add the ground coffee to the fresh press, and pour the hot water over the coffee. Using a pastic spoon, give it a quick stir, and cover with the top but do not press the plunger down.
Leave the coffee to brew for 4 minutes (if you like lighter coffee do a minute less, for stronger coffee do 5-6 minutes).
Carefully press the plunger down, pour the coffee in coffee cups.
If you’re grinding your coffee beans with a manual grinder or an electric grinder, grind them until they resemble coarse sand. If you have a pre-programmed coffee grinder, set it to “medium” to get the perfect grind.
The perfect temperature for brewing coffee this way is 195°F/90°C. This is just slightly less than boiling. Rather than using a thermometer, I like to boil my water and then set a timer for 2 minutes to let the temperature come down slightly.
The sweet spot for brewing coffee in a French press is something around 4 minutes. I find that if I want a really strong cup of coffee, 5 minutes is perfect, and if I want it lighter I can do 3 minutes and get exactly what I want.