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Plunger Coffee - The Definitive Guide

Coffee tastes delicious when it has been brewed in a coffee plunger. While it is a relatively slow brewing method, the amazing aroma serves as a constant reminder that it's well worth the wait.

This slower brewing time is what gives the coffee its richer taste. A coffee plunger allows the coffee to brew without being exposed to pressure or the boiling process. This results in a taste that is quite different from espresso machines.

You can also control the amount of ground coffee and water you use, as well as water temperature, to create a brew just the way you like it. Our easy-to-follow guide below shares some top tips on how to make plunger coffee to the highest standard.

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How to make plunger coffee

How Long? About 4 minutes

How Much? Premium coffee plunger prices start at around $20

What You'll Need: Coffee plunger, Ground coffee, Boiling water

Master the art of brewing fresh coffee at the table, resulting in a richer taste and delicious aroma to delight your guests. Follow these seven simple steps to find out how to make coffee in a plunger perfectly.

Here's the step-by-step guide to Plunger Coffee

1. Preheat the coffee plunger

Remove the lid and plunger, and fill the glass jug with boiling water to preheat it.

2. Grind your coffee beans to a medium coarse consistency

While leaving the jug to warm, grind your coffee beans. Aim for a medium coarse consistency - if the grind is too fine, the coffee can become over extracted and release bitter flavours. You can also use pre-ground coffee but, for a cup bursting with freshness, you should grind the beans yourself.

3. Add the correct measure of coffee to the plunger

Pour away the hot water from the glass jug and add the required amount of ground coffee - 70g per litre or one heaped teaspoon per cup (approximately 240ml).

4. Add hot, not boiling, water

Add hot, but not boiling, water. Pouring water that is too hot risks burning your ground coffee which will add a nasty bitter taste to your brew.

5. Put the lid on and let it brew

With the plunger pulled all the way up, place the lid back on top of the glass jar. Wait four minutes to allow your coffee to infuse properly.

6. Plunge your coffee carefully

Push the plunger down to separate the coffee grounds from your brew. Make sure you don't press or crush the grounds at the bottom of the jug - this can also release a bitter taste.

7. Pour and serve

Pour and serve your delicious fresh coffee. Add milk or sweeteners if required.

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Your Plunger Coffee Questions, Answered

Here are the most common questions we receive regarding Plunger Coffee. If you have any more questions, please get in contact!

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