Here are the variables you can control and tweak, to hand-brew your perfect cup of coffee:


Water is the most abundant ingredient in your coffee. Opt for a pure-tasting filtered water so that your cup tastes as clean as possible. And of course, use coffee that you like! See the Choosing Coffee section on what to consider.


Choose the right grind size for your coffee-brewing method

The recommended grind size varies from coffeemaker to coffeemaker because of differing filter types, brewing techniques, etc. For Palmpress use a medium grind size, which falls between fine espresso grounds and coarse French press grounds.

For fresher coffee, grind your own

For the freshest taste, grind only the amount of coffee you need just before brewing. Opt for a burr grinder which produces more accurate and consistent results than blade grinders. Uniform coffee particles = even extraction of coffee = better tasting coffee.


Store your coffee at room temperature in an airtight container, away from light, heat, and moisture.


Coffee is a dry ingredient, and dry ingredients are best measured by weight as they vary in shape and size. Although it’s totally fine to measure your coffee with a spoon or scoop if that’s your preference, consider measuring your coffee using a food scale for a more consistent taste cup to cup.


A coffee’s strength and caffeine content is best measured as the ratio of coffee to water. The higher the coffee-to-water ratio, the more concentrated and stronger your cup will be. Experiment with ratios that suit your taste!


We aim for a balanced cup of coffee, and below are tips to help achieve just that. We want to avoid an under-extracted or over-extracted cup, which can yield unpleasant flavors.

Use water at the correct temperature

For hot coffee, use approximately 200°F (93°C) water, which is about a minute off boil. For other types of coffee, refer to the water temperature that the recipe calls for.

Ensure even saturation

Gently stir the coffee and water mixture to ensure it’s evenly saturated.

Brew for a sufficient amount of time

For Palmpress we recommend that you start with a three-minute brew time, and tweak to your taste from there. Just like cooking anything else, you control how long it’s cooked for until it’s just right. Good to know: The larger the grind size the more brewing time may be desired, and vice versa.


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Surprise Gift

I bought the Palmpress as a surprise present for my wife whom only prepares her coffee via pour overs. She couldn't believe how simple & fast it was. It was as good as any of her pour overs if not better. I will be purchasing more Palmpress's as Christmas presents. Thanks!

Thank you, Stratie! We appreciate you!


Thank you, Michelle!
Perfection in my palm

I just want a quick cup of coffee while I get myself out the door in the am. Palmpress was the answer - a good hot cup of coffee without having to get the whole pot going . Also - since I couldn’t take the waste of the nespresso cups anymore - not even having a filter is great - waste free!

Thank you, Lisa!
yeahhh! so glad the palmpress is a succes...

well, i suppose it was a while back when is saw an article advertising the palmpress and thought....
what a simple and great idea, i need one. lets try to help make it successful
i loved that little thing. i make myself a coffe some afternoon when i need a push..
but, the joy is when i visit switzerland and go spend few days in the mountains in the old log cabin
no electricity, just a wood stove to boil water. i would not be up there without my Palmpress for my cup of joe
the people in the company are very nice and friendly.
thanks jess for staying in touch

Thank you, Jean!
Great for Travels

I’m in field work, where I travel in the backcountry for up to 30 days at a time. The Palmpress beat out other coffee products die its permanent filter, size, and ability to produce a quality cup of coffee. It’s now been on a 40 days of field time and used every day - it’s durability is unparalleled.

Thank you, Jordan!