How to Use a Glass Coffee Plunger
A glass coffee plunger, also known as a French press, is an easy way to make a cup of delicious coffee at home. There are few tools needed and with a few simple steps, you can quickly make a rich and flavorful cup of coffee.
Steps to Brewing with a Glass Coffee Plunger
- Gather the Tools Needed – You will need a glass coffee plunger (with filter and plunger), ground coffee, warm water and a spoon for stirring.
- Fill the Plunger – Pour the grounds into the glass plunger, making sure not to exceed the fill line.
- Pour in the Water – Immediately add the water, making sure it is warm (not hot) and not past the fill line.
- Stir the Coffee – Stir the coffee grounds with the spoon to make sure they are evenly dispersed.
- Let the Coffee Steep – Allow the coffee grounds to steep for a minimum of 4 minutes, up to 10 minutes, depending on how strong of a brew you prefer.
- Press the Plunger – When the steeping time is complete, carefully use the plunger to press down the grounds.
- Pour and Enjoy – When complete, it is time to pour your coffee into a mug and enjoy a delicious cup.
Cleaning the Glass Coffee Plunger
Regular cleaning will help to ensure your coffee plunger remains in good condition and allows for the freshest flavor. Here are the steps for cleaning your glass coffee plunger:
- Pour out any remaining grounds and water.
- Separate the plunger from the filter and rinse all components with warm water.
- Fill a large bowl with hot water and add a mild soap.
- Let the plunger and filter components soak for a few minutes, then rinse with warm water.
- Place the components on a paper towel to dry.
- Allow to fully dry before reassembling plunger for storage.
Using a glass coffee plunger makes for a simple way to get a fresh and flavorful cup of coffee in the comfort of your own home. By following the steps above, you will soon be enjoying a delicious cup of coffee.