A cafetière is a coffee pot that is used for brewing coffee. It contains a plunger that has a fine mesh filter. This plunger fits perfectly within the pot. When the coffee is plunged all of the ground coffee is pushed towards the bottom of the pot and all the liquid coffee sits at the top. You can then pour the coffee in to your cup and enjoy.
An important factor to remember is that the type of grind used for a cafetière is much coarser than an espresso grind, it would be similar to the grind of filter coffee. The grind for the cafetière should never feel like powdered sugar and should be a little bit coarser than sand.
Here's how we brew a single cup of our hand roasted coffee using a cafetière:
1. Add 21gr or 2 heaped tablespoons of ground coffee to your cafetière.
You can always personalise this step. If you like your coffee strong, add more coffee to the cafetière. If you like your coffee weak, add less coffee.
2. Add 300ml of hot water. The water should be around 92°C or just off the boil.
If you don't have a thermometer wait around 30 seconds after the water has reached boil to pour the water in the cafetière.
3. Allow the coffee to brew for 3-5 minutes without plunging.
This is the optimal time to brew the coffee in the cafetière. It allows the flavours to fully diffuse in the water and create a delicious cup of coffee.
4. Plunge the coffee by pushing down slowly.
You can do this by placing your hand on the knob at the top of the lid on the cafetière. Always do this slowly to allow the coffee to settle and to avoid any injury that may occur in case of spilling in haste.
5. Pour the coffee in to your favourite cup.
It obviously doesn't have to be your favourite cup, but life is always better with your favourite things.
6. Drink immediately as it is or add milk, sugar, cream, cinnamon etc.
You can always add whatever you fancy to your cup of coffee. Make it your own and invent the next craze in coffee drinking. If you think you have a great idea let us know, we would love to try it out!
7. Always remember to enjoy!
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