A coffee press is the most popular method of brewing and serving coffee in Europe. The coffee press is normally a clear cylinder shaped pot with a plunger and filter press down the center. You should bring your water to a boil on top of the stove in a kettle. You can then measure the appropriate amount of coffee into your press and then pour the hot water on top. Let it sit for about 4 minutes to brew. You can then gently press down in the center to trap the coffee grounds and then pour out a freshly brewed cup of coffee. The coffee should be served immediately and not allowed to sit for any length of time.