How to make a plunger coffee
A deliciously smooth tasting hot cup of brewed coffee is something to be enjoyed. But not everyone can make a great cuppa so here are a few things to consider and help you on your way!
Firstly you need the right equipment. There are many methods of brewing coffee but for the purpose of this advice we will refer to the plunger method. Purchase a simple plunger or also referred to as the French Press. Consider also purchasing a grinder to grind your own coffee beans-you will be surprised how fresh the taste is -as pre ground coffee can lose its freshness quite quickly. If you don’t want to do this, you can purchase good quality ground coffee in the supermarket-just ensure it is appropriate for a plunger and of medium ground. If grinding, grind the beans to a coarse grind so that the mesh on the filter of your plunger does not become clogged up. Always store your beans in an airtight container for freshness. As a general rule you will need around 1 rounded tablespoon of coffee per cup of coffee you are making in the plunger. If possible use spring water or filtered water to make your coffee. After boiling add the water to the plunger and let it sit with the lid on and plunger upwards for 2-5 minutes. Brewing for longer or less time than this can alter the taste of the coffee. It is advisable to then slowly and carefully push down the plunger once the brewing time is up. Brewed coffee should be consumed straight away and definitely should not be reheated! Add your milk or cream and enjoy! Make sure you always clean the plunger after use as residue can affect the taste of your next cup of coffee. This is the simplest way to make a delicious and fresh cup of brewed coffee to be enjoyed at any time!