The Perfect French Press Coffee, From the Coffee Company That Is Helping Rebuild Rwanda

Jack Karuletwa grew up a Rwandan refugee, went on to play with the Harlem Globetrotters, and is now the CEO of Silverback Coffee of Rwanda, a successful coffee company that’s dedicated to giving back.

According to the company’s website, Silverback Coffee is “committed to participating in the rebuilding of Rwanda and its wildlife, and to giving back to the people who were affected in the genocide of 1994 by providing the world with the highest quality coffee and tea.”

Put a little pep in your step with the perfect French Press Coffee, according to Jack. Depending on how much coffee you plan on making, brew 1 ounce ground coffee to 16 ounces hot water.

Perfect French Press Coffee
Serves 1 to 6


Coarsely ground coffee beans (ground 15 to 20 seconds)
Hot water (195 to 200 degrees)


1. In the base of a French press, add coffee. Brew coffee within 4 minutes of grinding.

2. Pour halfway with water and stir vigorously. Add remaining water. Let stand 4 minutes. Press coffee.

3. Pour into cups, first rinsed with hot water.

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