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The Plunger “French Press”

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This method relies on boiling water being poured over ground coffee grains placed in a glass beaker, whereby the ground coffee is in contact with the water for a desired time extracting body, aroma and all the essential flavours from the ground coffee.

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This method relies on boiling water being poured over ground coffee grains placed in a glass beaker, whereby the ground coffee is in contact with the water for a desired time extracting body, aroma and all the essential flavours from the ground coffee. The coffee grains are then separated by a fine filter mesh that is plunged through the brew forcing the grains to the bottom of the beaker.

The liquor produced by the plunger is very rich with a slight sediment texture. It can be quite strong but not as full bodied like an espresso.

The Plunger consists of basically 2 parts:

  1. The glass beaker with handle attached.
  2. The lid with the wire filter mesh attached to the plunge rod.

Brewing Method

  •   Preheat plunger and cups with hot water, empty plunger and leave hot water standing in cups.
  •   Place desired amount of ground coffee into plunger beaker, 1 dessertspoonful per cup, medium to coarse ground coffee is more suitable.
  •   Pour water just off the boil into plunger for the required number of cups. Stir coffee ensuring all the coffee grains are moistened. If you wish to make a full pot of coffee, fill to a level not more than 20mm from the spout.
  •   Replace the lid on the beaker with the filter raised to a point just below the spout and let the coffee sit for some minutes, depending on the strength you prefer.
  •   Place plunger on a non-slip surface. Whilst holding the pot by the handle place thumb on lid to further secure lid during extraction, gently push the plunger downwards to the bottom. Occasionally the plunger may become difficult to plunge down, if so, gently pull the plunger upwards about 1 cm and continue to slowly depress.
  •   Your coffee is now ready to serve. To ensure a better crema, pull the lid up just enough so that the strainer connected to it has a gap between the spout, now pour even amounts of crema into each cup.

Cleaning: Dismantle the plunger filter and wash all parts including the fine mesh ensuring all the coffee oils are removed.

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