How to Make Cafetière Coffee

The cafetière, also known as a French press, is a classic and beloved brewing method that produces rich and full-bodied coffee. Need to know how to use a cafetière? In this comprehensive brew guide on how to make cafetière coffee, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of making cafetière coffee, allowing you to enjoy a delightful cup of coffee with bold flavours and a robust aroma.

What You’ll Need:

  • Cafetière (French press)
  • CoffeeHype ground coffee beans
  • Kettle or hot water source
  • Stirring utensil
  • Timer
  • Coffee mug

Step 1: Prepare Your Equipment

Start by assembling your cafetière. Remove the plunger and ensure the filter screen is securely attached to the plunger assembly. Preheat the cafetière by rinsing it with hot water, then discard the water. This step helps maintain the brewing temperature.

Step 2: Measure and Add Coffee

Measure out the desired amount of coarsely ground coffee based on your preferred coffee-to-water ratio. As a starting point, use a ratio of 1:15 (1 gram of coffee to 15 grams of water). Place the ground coffee into the bottom of the cafetière.

Step 3: Add Hot Water

Heat water to approximately 95°C (200°F), ensuring it is hot but not boiling. Slowly pour the hot water over the coffee grounds, ensuring all the grounds are fully saturated. Start your timer and let the coffee steep.

Step 4: Stir and Steep

Using a stirring utensil, gently stir the coffee and water mixture to ensure even extraction. This step helps release the coffee’s flavour compounds. Let the coffee steep for about 4 minutes.

Step 5: Plunge and Pour

After the steeping time is complete, slowly press the plunger down, applying gentle and consistent pressure. The metal filter screen will separate the coffee grounds from the liquid. Once fully pressed down, pour the brewed coffee into your coffee mug.

Step 6: Clean and Enjoy

After enjoying your cafetière coffee, clean the cafetière by removing the used coffee grounds and rinsing the components with hot water. Be sure to clean the plunger and filter screen thoroughly, removing any residual coffee grounds.

Tips for a Great Cafetière Coffee Experience:

  • Use freshly roasted coffee beans and grind them just before brewing to preserve the freshness and aroma.
  • Experiment with different coffee-to-water ratios to find your preferred strength and flavour.
  • Adjust the steeping time based on your taste preferences. Longer steeping time can result in a stronger brew.
  • For a cleaner cup, let the brewed coffee sit for a minute after plunging to allow any sediment to settle before pouring.
  • Explore different coffee bean origins and roast profiles to discover new and exciting flavour profiles.

Enhance your cafetière coffee experience by selecting high-quality coffee beans that complement your taste preferences. At CoffeeHype, we offer a wide range of freshly roasted coffee beans sourced from around the world. Visit our online shop to explore our selection and find the perfect beans for your cafetière brewing.

Now that you know how to make cafetière coffee, savour the rich, full-bodied flavours it offers. Adjust the brewing variables to match your taste preferences and enjoy the delightful experience of brewing your own cafetière coffee at home. Happy brewing!

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