How To Brew - Cafetiere

Cafetière (French press)

Ahh, the trusty old cafetière. French for ‘coffee maker’, appropriately enough. Patented by an Italian designer and popular since the 50s. You might have one in the back of your cupboard somewhere (along with that toastie maker you got for Christmas).

Well, time to get it out: it’s simple to use and makes great coffee.


RESULT

Filter coffee with a heavier body and complex flavour profile

GOOD FOR...

A great place to start brewing coffee at home

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

Cafetière (of course)

Dessert spoon

Coffee beans/grounds

Freshly boiled water

Grinder (optional)

Timer

Scales (also optional)


DOSE, BREW TIME, ETC.

 

 

COFFEE DOSE

55g

BREW WATER

850g/ml

WATER TEMP

94oC

OVERALL BREW TIME

4:00min

GRIND SIZE

Medium to coarse - slightly finer than rock salt

METHOD

1

Preheat your cafetière by pouring in some boiling water and giving it a swirl.

2

Discard the water, then put in your coffee.

3

Pour some just-off boiling water (ideally 92-96 degrees) over the dry coffee and saturate all the grounds.

4

Let it steep for four minutes, with the plunger cap on, but not pressed down (that’ll stop the heat escaping).

5

Remove the plunger then stir three times.

6

Replace the plunger, and carefully plunge at a consistent pace.

7

For best results, decant the finished brew.



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