Brew the perfect cup of coffee28 March 2020
Extract Coffee, our Searcys coffee roasters tell us their tips on brewing the perfect cup of coffee.
Here’s what you’re going to need:
- A Cafetiere / French Press
- A portable grinder
- Mug / Vessel of some kind
- Oh, and some bloody good coffee
Weigh & grind your coffee
This is key to getting your brew tasting consistently good. Have a look at ‘The Golden Rules’ to find out more. If you’re brewing for 2 people, you will need 35g of coffee and 500ml water. Aim for a coarse grind.
Pour gently and slowly the full 500ml onto the coffee grounds and give it a stir. Start your timer, and after 1 minute agitate and stir the grounds that have settled on the surface of the water. These need re-introducing to the body of liquid for even extraction. Leave for 4 minutes in total.
Pop the plunger and lid onto the pot of coffee and slowly press down. You shouldn’t feel too much resistance.
Serve & Enjoy
Surprisingly, this is one of the most important steps with this method, and typically the step most forgotten! Decant the entirety of the coffee as soon as you’ve plunged, it will limit the amount of fines or sludge in your cup, and reduce over-extraction.
Still feeling a bit unsure? Or maybe you prefer things to be a bit more visual? No need to sweat it, we have our Golden Rules to keep you on the straight and narrow AND our friends Boston Tea Party took over the roastery to film their own Brewing Guides. Here’s the cafetiere installment to view at your leisure…
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