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COFFEE PLUNGERS, PERCULATORS AND FRENCH PRESS COFFEE MAKERS

Plunger coffee makers or otherwise known as french press coffee makers are understated and simple devices for making coffee at home, work, or even camping. Essentially, a coffee plunger or french press consists of a cylindrical glass or stainless steel pot and a plunger with a filter screen. Brewing a cup of coffee is super easy and convenient and it requires only water and some ground coffee.

As with filter coffee, plunger coffee brewing reveals the delicate taste nuances in some coffees that espresso brewing may overpower. This way it is possible to prepare a great coffee with minimum effort, especially as most units are easy to clean and dishwasher safe.

Aeropress have found a gap in the coffee plunger market and have delivered a cheap and versatile coffee press that delivers a quality brew for its minor price point. The aeropress has become well recognised within the coffee world.

The main secret to making good coffee, when using this a coffee plunger or press, is having the right blend, ground coffee beans and hot water.

Like all coffee brewing methods, freshly ground beans are crucial and for plunger or french press the recommended grinder is considered a medium grind. Getting the right grind, especially for coffee at home, is always challenging at first. The net is flooded with brewing guides so with some practice anyone can master this.

This is a very traditional way of brewing coffee, which has stayed relevant over the years and a great alternative in simplicity to instant coffee.Plunger coffee makers and french press coffee makers are understated and simple devices for making coffee at home, work, or even out camping as they are very portable coffee makers.

Essentially, a coffee plunger or french press consists of a cylindrical glass or stainless steel pot and a plunger with a filter screen.

There has been a lot of evolution in coffee plungers, with companies like Espro Coffee working on beautifully crafted double walled stainless steel coffee plungers with super filters.

What you’ll need to make French Press Coffee

  • French Press / coffee plunger
  • Fresh Coffee Beans
  • Grinder or just purchase freshly ground coffee if you don’t have one!
  • Scales
  • Kettle or something to boil your water

French Press Coffee Guide.

  • Pre-warm French Press coffee maker with hot water
  • Grind your favourite beans
  • Brew Ratio: 1:10 (ie 15g per 150ml)
  • The grind should be as coarse as sugar
  • Slowly pour 92-degree water into the French Press coffee maker
  • Stir Slowly
  • Cover French Press
  • Brew Time: 3-Minutes
  • Slowly Press down the coffee plunger evenly
  • Serve into a pre-warmed cup
  • Enjoy your coffee!