Our brewing method of the week: French Press

This week, we're looking at a piece of equipment that most households own, but sometimes gets overlooked. Otherwise known as a 'Cafetiere', if you use it correctly, you really can get amazing results. So, let's take a look at one of the most popular brewing methods at home: The French Press.

METHOD

(Simple recipe: 2 heaped tbsp per mug: 1 mug full of water)

(Expert recipe: 1g coffee: 12g water ratio)

1) Add coffee
Place coffee in jug and wiggle jug so the coffee bed is flat.

2) Add water
Pour enough hot water to cover the coffee and stir with a spoon so there are no lumps.

3) Add more water
Slowly pour more hot water until desired weight/volume. Add lid when complete but don't plunge.

4) Brew
Wait 4 minutes for the coffee to brew.

5) Plunge
Slowly plunge until it reaches the bottom of the jug.

6) Serve and enjoy

PROS
Once you know your recipe off by heart, it's really quick and easy to use. It's also one of the most affordable ways of brewing coffee - you can also pick up a decent French Press for very little money.

CONS
Can be a tad messy when cleaning, with coffee grounds all over the sink if you don't empty them first.

OUR VERDICT
If you're not a coffee connoisseur but still after a decent brew without too much fuss, this one is for you.

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