French Press/Cafetiere (1 cup) - Total brew time 4-5 mins
Probably the most widely used home brew method which uses a plunge filter system to brew and separate the grounds. Catering for individuals and groups alike this method is ideal for those seeking a fuller body cup of coffee.
Boil water using kettle. Whilst waiting, weigh and grind your coffee to a consistency similar to breadcrumbs. We recommend using 12g of coffee beans.
Note: As a base we advise a brew ratio of 12g coffee to 200g water.
Once the kettle is boiled, add water to the cafetiere to preheat for a more consistent brew.
Empty the preheated water from the cafetiere and add your ground beans and place the cafetiere on the scales.
Start timer and add 200g of hot water over the grounds to allow for the coffee to bloom (degassing process). Use a spoon to gently break up and mix the coffee with water.
Note: Ensure coffee grounds are fully immersed in water.
At 0.30 add the top of the cafetiere and plunge the filter just enough to submerge the floating coffee grounds under water level.
At 4.00 gently push down the plunger to seperate the coffee grounds at the bottom of the cafetiere. Hey presto you’re ready to pour and enjoy a cup of coffee.
Note: To avoid over brewing which causes bitterness we recommend pouring the coffee fairly soon after its brewed.