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How To Brew: Plunger

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The Plunger is a classic no fuss approach to making great coffee, very consistently.

Both scraping the crust before plunging and even pouring it through a filter after brewing will remove the gritty mouthfeel that most cite as the key drawback. Highly recommend giving it a go for something new!

What you’ll need

  • 45g coarse grind coffee
  • 750mL filtered water heated to 90-96°C
  • 8 Cup Plunger (or ‘French Press’)
  • Spoon

Method

  1. Add coffee to plunger.
  2. Pour water over grounds ensuring to evenly soak and to form a crust.
  3. Allow to steep for 4 minutes.
  4. Slowly plunge and serve.
  5. (Pro Tip). After steeping, use the back of a spoon to break the surface of the formed crust with 5 strokes – avoid over stirring. Peel away excess grounds for a cleaner cup and less sludge.