By far the most popular and most affordable type of coffee brewers, the French Press, or Plunger, is the time-tested hero for home brewing.
Probably one of the oldest coffee brewing devices, it has made the brewing of quality filter coffee easy and enjoyable!
Coarse coffee is brewed and then separated from the grounds by a mesh filter pushed down by hand. Easy but so effective.
Just keep in mind that exposing the brewed coffee in the glass carafe to the heated water for too long will overcook the coffee and destroy the subtle flavours.
What you’ll Need
French press – 1 litre
750ml boiled water to brew
100ml water to warm the cafetiere
Boil the kettle, and while the kettle is boiling, weight out the coffee – about 75g per litre. Use some of the boiled water to warm the cafetiere.
Grind the coffee beans, a texture of sea salt – much coarser than most brewing methods. Empty the glass cafetiere of water used to warm it, add the coffee and pour in 200ml of boiled water and leave for 30 seconds for coffee to bloom.
Stir the grinds and add the remaining 550ml to the brew and let it brew for another 4 minutes.
Take a spoon and break the crust formed on top of the cafetiere, stir only once. Place the plunger on top and wait 10 to 15 seconds.
Plunge, pour and enjoy!
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