Plunger coffee is one of the easiest and still one of the best ways to enjoy fresh roasted coffee at home. Prepared properly the result should be a rich, full bodied and aromatic brew.
Ensure your plunger is clean and free of any foreign smells.
Bring freshly drawn water to the boil, but let it stand for a couple of minutes. Or, simply add a splash of cold to cool the water. Never add boiling water to fresh roasted coffee, it damages the delicate flavour and aroma of the grounds.
Add at least one tablespoon of medium/plunger ground coffee per cup. Using too little coffee produces a watery brew. For a stronger brew add more coffee.
Gently pour the hot water onto the grounds to the level required.
Stir the contents of the pot briefly, allowing greater contact between the grounds and the hot water.
Place the plunger on top of the pot. Allow 4 minutes before plunging – the coffee needs time to infuse and settle.
Plunge and serve the hot and aromatic coffee straight away. If the coffee is stored in the plunger, bitter residues will escape from the used grounds.