How To Make a Plunger
HOW TO MAKE A PLUNGER
The Plunger is one of the most popular and essentially simplest methods of brewing coffee. We’ve put together a recipe for brewing with a plunger that we personally enjoy - and we think you will too.
1. Grab your coffee, freshly ground if possible. You’ll need roughly 7 grams per 100mls. Obviously it’s ideal to have a scale, but if not, bank on 2-3 tablespoon equating to about your regular 3-cup plunger (the small one).
2. Boil fresh water... Any old or previously boiled water doesn't taste the same. Aim for a temp of arpund 92 degrees.
Tip: Boil the kettle and let it sit for one and a half minutes.
3. Toss your coffee in to the plunger vessel, inhale some of that beautiful coffee aroma as you do.
4. After your water boils... give it one and a half minutes to cool down a bit - then pour it over the coffee grounds in the plunger. Make sure that all the coffee gets nice and saturated.
5. Grab a timer (or a smart phone with a timer as most of us will) and hit go.
6. Grab the lid of your plunger (also known as 'the plunger') and once your timer ticks past one minute, press the plunger down so that it is submerged under the water my about 1 cm.
7. Hang around for four minutes, maybe call an old friend. Once the timer clicks over four minutes, plunge the plunger all the way to the base and empty the contents in to your favourite mug.
8. Grab the person closest to you and show them your first brew. Give them a sip, because coffee is always better shared.
9. Now send us an email and let us know how you would went. we'd even love to see a photo of your brew :)
If you your grinder's looking a little empty, we can help you top it up with some delicious beans!