Use a Glass Coffee Frenchman Plunger Correctly
Do you enjoy the unique flavour of coffee made using the French press method? If so, you might be interested in learning the correct way to use your glass coffee plunger.
Steps to Use a Coffee Plunger
- Grind the coffee – Start off by grinding coffee beans to a coarse texture. Generally, you should aim for coarse sea salt texture.
- Heat the water – Use water that’s about 95-96°C (203°F). The right temperature helps your coffee extract faster, providing better flavour.
- Measure the coffee – Use 2 tablespoons of coffee per cup of water. If you like a stronger brew, you can add more.
- Add coffee and water to plunger – Place the grounds at the bottom of the container. Pour hot water over the grounds, and stir lightly.
- Steep the coffee – Allow the mixture to steep for around 4 minutes.
- Press the plunger – Use a steady, slow pressure. This should take between 1-2 minutes.
- Pour and enjoy! – Pour your coffee into a mug, cup, or other container. Enjoy your perfectly brewed coffee!
Tips for Using a Glass Coffee Plunger
- Be sure to use a coarser grind of coffee. This prevents the grounds from passing through the filter and into your cup.
- Brewing time is important! Too little and the coffee will be weak; too much and it’ll taste bitter. Steep for 4 minutes for a balanced cup.
- Choose a high-quality plunger. Made from heat-resistant borosilicate glass, these are more durable and can withstand extreme temperatures.
- Be sure to rinse your plunger and filter carefully. This greatly reduces the chances of bacteria build-up and the unpleasant musty smell associated with them.
Using a glass French press plunger correctly creates a rich, flavourful cup of coffee. With the right technique and equipment, you can easily make perfect coffee every time. Happy brewing!