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Cafetiére coffee tutorial

Coffee

Steps to follow for the perfect cafetiére coffee…

In this tutorial we are aiming for a perfectly brewed cup of coffee, made using either a cafetiére (French Press). Firstly, select a Miles ground coffee from our range for the cafetière, or if you have a grinder you can freshly grind your beans as required.

Ingredients:

Your Favourite Miles Coffee Beans or ground coffee
Water

Equipemnt:

Cafetiére
Hand grinder (if you are using coffee beans)
Digital scales

Working out your measurements (grams per litre)

  • Put the cafetière on a digital weighing scale and tare to zero.
  • For a 3 cup cafetière (350ml) weigh between 18-22g of ground coffee depending on taste.
  • For an 8 cup cafetière (1litre) weigh between 55-60g of ground coffee, again this depends on taste and strength.
  • The general rule is 15g of coffee per 250ml of water.
  • The reason we suggest using a digital scale because it is more accurate to create your perfect coffee exactly the way you like it.

Method:

  • Adjust your grinder to a medium grinding size (if you are using whole beans) and grind the coffee beans. 
  • Boil the kettle; use filtered water if you live in an area classified as having hard water.
  • Pour a little boiled water into your cafetière to preheat it, then pour it away.
  • Leave the boiling water to cool for roughly 2 minutes for the optimum temperature – 90-96 degrees.
  • Add the ground coffee into the cafetière and pour approximately 50ml of boiled water onto the coffee so it is just covering the top. You should immediately start to notice a bloom forming as foam on top of the water.
  • Stir the coffee with a wooden spoon.
  • After 30 seconds fill up the cafetière with hot water, to just underneath the maximum point.
  • Put the lid on and press the plunger until it reaches the top of coffee. Let it brew for 3-4 minutes before pressing the plunger down to the bottom. This ends our brew process.
  • Pour your freshly brewed coffee into your favourite mug and add milk if required - enjoy!

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