Also known as the French Press, the cafetière is one of the world’s most popular methods for brewing coffee.
It’s simple, affordable, and classy – and guess what – it can make a beautiful cup of joe.
It’s one of the more social methods of brewing, as unlike an Aeropress for example, it can make a few cups at a time. And it doesn’t make noise or need power to run.
A good Cafetière will last a while, so it’s worth spending a few extra pounds for a good quality unit with a decent capacity.
Wondering how to make the perfect French press coffee? Read on to find out.
That means the jug as well as the filter, to make sure no stale grounds are clogging up the filter. You can give it a quick rinse and scrub after each use, but every once in a while, unscrew the filter components and wash them separately to make sure.
Rinse it with warm water before using it too, so you get an even temperature distribution. If it’s been stored in a particularly cold place (some kitchen cupboards can get very cold) this is important to stop the quick temperature change from cracking the glass.
STEP 3 – Heat your water
STEP 4 – Pour & stir
STEP 6 – Take the plunge
Once the time is up… plunge!
Slowly press the handle downwards, making sure not to spill it over the sides. When it gets to the bottom, your job here is done.
Pour it into cups immediately, and enjoy.
At this point you’re free to throw in whatever it is that makes it yours – milk, dairy alternatives, even a sugar (if you really must). For the purists, though, if you want to keep the flavour intact, keep it black. Enjoy.