Cafetière or French press is an immersion style of brewing which means the coffee grounds and water steep together to extract the flavour, before being poured through a metal mesh filter. The result is usually a stronger tasting brew with a bold mouthfeel.
- Can be messy to clean up and get rid of the sludgy coffee grounds.
- Longer brew time than other brew methods
TIP: Once you’ve brewed a cafetière it’s important you decant your coffee so that it doesn't continue brewing - you'll end up with bitter flavours as it over-extracts the ground on your second.
3 Cup | 6 Cup | 12 Cup - but what does this mean? It can be quite misleading as cup measurements vary across the globe, so a better way of understanding is in millilitres, especially as we encourage you to weigh your coffee and water.
Use this as a starting point and then you can choose to increase or decrease your dose.
Make a note of what you enjoy!
To plunge or not to plunge?
If you follow our 9-minute brew guide during the last 5 minutes the coffee grounds will sink to the bottom of the cafetière. By plunging you will re-agitate these grounds meaning many will make their way into your cup. So next time try taking the mesh filter just up to the water level and carefully pour - the result will be a cleaner cup with less sediment.
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