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How do I brew my coffee using a Cafetiere (French Press)?

Cafetiere / French Press Recipe

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Dose 30g for 500g of water (hint: 15g per 250g of water)
Grind Size Coarse
Water Temperature 92-94℃
Brew time 4-5 mins

Method

  1. Pour hot water into your cafetiere to warm it up.  Put in the plunger and press down. Give it a gentle swirl to warm up the whole body
  2. Pour away all the water; remove the plunger
  3. Add 30g of coarsely ground coffee into your cafetiere 
  4. Pour about 250g of off-boiled water (92-94℃) over the dry coffee ground
  5. Stir a few times (to speed up the extraction) and add the remaining water
  6. Put the plunger cap on but not pressed down
  7. Press down the plunger after 4-5 minutes and decant

Some tips for adjusting your recipe

Many people enjoy experimenting with the flavour of their coffee by adjusting various elements of the recipe. It's important to only change one element at a time so that you know what specific fine tuning you've done to get to the right balance for you. 

  1. If the brewed coffee tastes "watery" or lack depth of flavour, then try increase the brew time
  2. If the brewed coffee tastes too sour and lack sweetness, then try to reduce the grind size of your coffee to extract more flavour, or if you don't have a grinder, increase the dose in small amounts until you get the right balance
  3. If the brewed coffee tastes too bitter, then either increase your coffee grind size or reduce the brew time, or if you don't have a grinder, decrease the dose in small amounts until you get the right balance

Have fun and enjoy the brewing experience!

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