The French Press, or Coffee Plunger, is a consistently reliable way to brew a rich and syrupy cup of coffee. We’ve broken down this classic brewing method so that you can achieve an elegant heavy-bodied coffee in just 7 simple steps.
What you'll need
- Plunger 3 cup / 8 cups
- Filtered water
- Nuddy Coffee
Boil a kettle of filtered water.
The ideal water temperature is between 93 and 96 degrees celsius. If you have a regular kettle, bring it to boil and then leave it to sit for a few minutes whilst grinding your coffee.
Put the glass chamber on the scale.
Take out the plunger filter, and place the glass chamber onto your scales.
Add ground coffee to your plunger chamber.
The grind size should be a similar size to fine table salt.
- Add 18g of coffee for a 3 cup plunger
- Add 60g of coffee for a 8 cup plunger
Pour hot water
If you don’t have scales, just fill the plunger chamber up until it’s almost full. If you have a scale, use 300g of hot water in a 3 cup plunger or 1000g of hot water in an 8 cup plunger.
Let it sit for 4 minutes.
Patience is key to extracting an optimal brew that’s full of flavour. No stirring is required.
Break the crust.
Use a table spoon to push down the crust. Enjoy the aroma!
Tip: Scoop out any coffee that’s floating on the top for a cleaner taste.
Press down gently on the plunger.