All guides are simple and easy to follow. Each brewing method allows for experimentation and tweaks in terms of grind setting, coffee dosage and brew times. So once you get used to the principles there’s room to play and adjust things in order to get the perfect cup for you!
What you'll need:
Cafetière / French Press
30g good quality ground coffee (medium-coarse grind)
500ml boiled water
Add 30g (3.5 heaped tablespoons) of ground coffee to the cafetière and pour over 500ml of boiling water.
Start your timer for 10 minutes and stir briefly with a spoon to make sure the coffee grounds are fully saturated.
At 5 minutes give the cafetière a quick swirl - this invigorates the grounds one more time.
At 10 minutes push the plunger just below the coffee, you don't want to compress the grounds as this will add unwanted bitterness to the cup.
Your coffee is ready to serve, pour and enjoy!
Decant all of the coffee in to a carafe or mugs to prevent over extraction.