How To Brew: Plunger - Campos Coffee

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How To Brew: Plunger

Brew Guides

The plunger, or ‘French Press’, delivers an enjoyable, easy drinking black coffee. The complexity of the coffee gives the cup a bold but smooth drinking experience.

Method for 8 cup (the large) plunger

  1. Add 56g (6 tbsp) of coffee ground for plunger (see reference page for grind sizes).
  2. Pour in 800mL of 96ºC water to fill the Plunger up to ~5cm from the top. 
  3. Let the coffee brew for 4-6 minutes then stir the top ‘crust’ layer allowing all coffee to fall to the bottom.
  4. Insert the plunger and gently push down.
  5. Pour and share with friends (or drink it all yourself).

3 cup4 cup8 cup12 cup
5 heaped teaspoons3 heaped tablespoons6 heaped tablespoons9.5 heaped tablespoons

Pro Tips

  • Grind coffee immediately before use. Freshly ground coffee is so important here.
  • Heat your plunger with hot water before use.
  • Avoid sediment in your cup by not plunging all the way to the bottom. Push ¾ of the way down.
  • Pouring slowly will also limit the sediment in your cup.
  • You can use your plunger to make cold brew. Follow the same recipe using cold water and leave in the fridge for 12-14 hours before plunging and decanting.
  • If you are having difficulty pushing the plunger down, stop pushing and pull slightly upwards, then continue pushing down.

Want to improve your coffee experience at home? Read these helpful hints.