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.
French press/Cafetiere (1 cup)
1 cup (12g of beans)
Boil the kettle to an ideal brewing water temperature of 91-93C. Once boiled, add water to the cafetiere to preheat for a more consistent brew.
Weigh and grind your coffee. We recommend using 12g of beans to 250g of water for 1 cup, but depending on how strong you want your coffee feel free to adapt.
Note: Grind the beans fairly coarsely to a consistency similar to breadcrumbs. Too fine and the beans won’t be filtered out.
Empty the preheated water from the cafetiere, add your ground beans and place cafetiere on the scales.
Pour 250 grams of hot water slowly over the grounds ensuring they’re completely saturated. Use a spoon to gently break up and mix the coffee with water and wait 30 seconds to allow for the coffee to bloom (degassing process).
Add the top of the cafetiere and plunge the filter just enough to submerge the coffee under water level. Set timer for 4 minutes of brewing.
After 4 minutes, slowly push down the plunger to seperate the coffee grounds at the bottom of the cafetiere and hey presto you’re ready to pour out a cup of coffee.
Note: To avoid over brewing which causes bitterness we recommend pouring the coffee fairly soon after its brewed.