Using a Glass Coffee Plunger
A coffee plunger, also called a French press, is an affordable coffee brewing method that gives you a rich and flavourful cup of coffee. Unlike expensive coffee machines, using a glass coffee plunger is easy and requires only a few ingredients. Here are the simple steps to making the perfect cup of coffee with a glass coffee plunger:
Ingredients and Supplies
- Coarsely ground coffee (1 tablespoon per 8 ounces of water)
- Glass coffee plunger with a mesh filter
- Hot filtered water (not boiling)
- Measure: Start by measuring the correct amount of coffee for your desired level of strength. Generally, use one tablespoon of coarsely ground coffee for every 8 ounces of water.
- Add: Add the ground coffee to the plunger.
- Pour: Slowly pour hot water into the coffee plunger. Do not allow the water to come into contact with the filter.
- Stir: Lightly stir the coffee and water.
- Wait: Allow the coffee to steep for four minutes.
- Plunge: Slowly plunge the filter down to separate the grounds from the coffee.
- Pour: Pour the brewed coffee into your favourite mug or cup.
- Enjoy: Enjoy the perfect cup of coffee.
Cleaning a Coffee Plunger
When you’re finished enjoying your cup of coffee, it’s important to ensure that you properly clean the coffee plunger.
- Disassemble: Disassemble the plunger and separate all the parts.
- Wash: Wash all the parts with warm water and mild soap.
- Rinse: Rinse all the parts in hot water.
- Reassemble: Reassemble the plunger.
Using a glass coffee plunger is an easy and affordable way to enjoy a rich and flavourful cup of coffee. With just a few simple steps and ingredients, you can easily make a delicious cup of coffee at home.