When it comes to brewing filter, plunger and stovetop coffee, we’ve found that the following tips work for us. Discovery is a large part of the coffee experience, so if you find a brewing ratio or other method that works for you then go for it.
- Always use freshly ground coffee. Fresh coffee will result in a better tasting brew.
- Make sure that your grind particle size is correct for the brewing method you choose. Too coarse or too fine will result in an unbalanced cup. Espresso should have similar consistency to castor sugar, filter to coarse sand and plunger a similar consistency to rock salt.
- We recommend using the golden cup ratio of 60g of coffee per 1 litre of water.
- Pre-heat your vessel or brewing device with hot water to ensure your brew stays warmer for longer.
- Wait 30 seconds after the water has boiled before using it. Water that is too hot will scald
the coffee and effect its flavour.
- Using a goose-neck kettle allows for more control and accuracy when pouring water over your grounds coffee.
Cleaning your equipment
Check out why it’s so important to clean your equipment, and read up on how to clean your espresso machine: Espresso Machine Maintenance.