When it comes to making coffee at home, a coffee plunger is a simple, easy to use option. While it’s a slower method of brewing coffee, the rich taste and aroma that fills your home more than makes up for it. Coffee made in a plunger is versatile, satisfying both black and white coffee lovers alike. If you’re grinding yourself, you want to aim for a medium grind, more coarse than for an espresso machine, to ensure the best possible taste. Here's our step-by-step guide to using a coffee plunger.
Step 1: Preheat your coffee plunger
To ensure your coffee stays hot, it’s important you preheat your plunger. To do this, fill your glass plunger with boiling water while you get your coffee ready.
Step 2: Grind your coffee beans
If you purchased whole coffee beans to grind at home, take this time to grind your beans. As mentioned above, a medium level of coarseness is recommended to avoid a bitter taste.
Step 3: Add coffee to your plunger
Empty the water from your plunger, and add the required amount of coffee. Add approximately one heaped teaspoon per cup of coffee.
Step 4: Add hot water
Add hot, not boiling, water to your plunger. Boiled water can burn your coffee and create a bitter taste.
Step 5: Allow coffee to brew
Stir slowly, and then put the lid on, making sure the plunger is pulled all the way up and not touching the coffee. Let the coffee brew for approximately 4 minutes.
Step 6: Plunge your coffee
After 4 minutes, slowly (and carefully) push the plunger down to separate the coffee grounds.
Step 7: Enjoy your delicious coffee
Pour and serve our freshly brewed coffee. Add milk if desired, our Hero Blend is perfect for black and white coffee lovers.
How to clean your coffee plunger
To ensure your coffee consistently tastes good, it’s also important to properly clean your plunger. This means disassembling the plunger, ensuring all parts are nice and clean, free of leftover coffee grind.
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