To make coffee with a cafetiere, also known as a French press, you will need the following ingredients and equipment...
- coarsely ground coffee beans, (ordered from Gordon St Coffee of course)
- hot water
- a cafetiere
- a spoon
- mug or cup
First, heat some water until it is just below boiling. Then, place the coffee grounds in the bottom of the cafetiere. Remember when ordering your coffee online request it to be ground for a cafetiere, finely ground coffee can slip through the filter and end up in your cup, which can make the coffee taste bitter.
Next, pour the hot water over the coffee grounds, making sure to wet all of the grounds then stir the coffee and water mixture with a spoon to ensure that all of the grounds are fully saturated.
Place the lid on the cafetiere, but do not press down the plunger yet. Let the coffee steep for about four minutes. This allows the flavours of the coffee to fully develop and infuse into the water.
After the coffee has steeped, slowly press down the plunger to push the grounds to the bottom of the cafetiere. This will separate the coffee from the grounds and prevent the grounds from continuing to steep and becoming bitter.
Pour the brewed coffee into a mug or cup and enjoy. The resulting coffee will have a rich, full-bodied flavour and a smooth texture.
One of the key benefits of using a cafetiere to make coffee is that it allows you to control the brewing process. By adjusting the amount of coffee grounds and the steeping time, you can customize the strength and flavour of your coffee to suit your taste.