How to make coffee at home using a Cafetiere or French press

Apr 20, 2020 | Brew Guides | 0 comments

A simple guide to making coffee with…

Cafetiere, French Press, Plunger – No matter how you call it, there is a good chance that there is one in your kitchen. It’s a simple and bulletproof method that gives a rich flavour with the recipe below:

Things you’ll need:

  • Cafetiere (shocker)
  • Coarsely ground coffee
  • Kettle with hot water
  • Timer
  • Scale (if you have, the more accurate the better)
  • Spoon

Here we go:

Step 1

Grab the scale, place the bottom part of the Cafetiere on it and turn it on. It should show zero with the glass on it. We’ll need the plunger part at a later stage.

Step 2

Grind your coffee coarse, good reference point would be coarsely ground salt for example. (If you purchased pre-ground coffee feel free to skip this step).

Step 3

Time to put the kettle on! To achieve a temperature of 93°C boil your water and let it sit for a minute or so.

Step 4

Depending on how big the Cafetiere is (and how many cups you are planning to make) pour the ground coffee in. In the video we used 15g for 250g of hot water following the ratio of 60g/1L, so let’s say if you have a 2-cup brewer we would recommend 30g/500ml

Step 5

Tare your scale again to set zero point after pouring the coffee in. Time to pour 250g/ml of hot water on the grounds: try to avoid having dry patches of coffee in the brewer, stir once with a spoon.

Step 6

Once you’re done pouring insert the plunger into the Cafetiere to reach the water level. While you’re waiting for the coffee to brew this will allow the heat/steam to expand the spring in the plunger which results in a perfect seal and a clean cup of coffee.

Step 7

Let the coffee brew for 7 minutes (you can try to reduce or increase brew time based on taste). Once you reach the end of the brew time don’t press the plunger all the way down, that would stir the coffee grounds. Press enough only to submerge the filter properly into the coffee.

Step 8

Time to serve and enjoy that coffee!

We hopefully spilled enough beans (sorry) so you can bring the most out of our coffee at home.





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