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Brew Guide: Cafetière (French Press)

08 Feb 2021

The cafetière is a classic kitchen staple. They're easy to use and cheap to buy – that is, if there isn't one already hiding at the back of your cupboard. We feel like they're often overlooked, but when used properly, they can produce a really good cup!

Cafetières come in a vast range of sizes, so we recommend using 6g of coffee per 100ml of water. The single-cup model pictured here takes 350ml of water and 21g of coffee.

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Grind: Medium-coarse

Coffee: 6g per 100g/ml water

Total brew time: 4 minutes and 30 seconds

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Method:

  1. Heat your water to about 95 degrees Celcius. That's generally just a little cooler than a standard kitchen kettle, so if your kettle doesn't have a temperature control, bring it to the boil and let it sit for about 30 seconds.
  2. Once your water is ready to go, pour some into your empty cafetière to pre-heat it.
  3. Grind up your coffee on a medium-coarse setting – perhaps one or two notches back from the coarsest setting on your grinder. Discard the water and add the ground coffee to the cafetière.
  4. Pour your water in and cap your cafetière. Let it brew for 4 minutes.
  5. When the 4 minutes is up, give it a quick stir. Don't stir too deep, just below the surface will do. Put the lid back on and leave it for another 30 seconds.

Finally, press down and serve!

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