Tips for Making a Better Cafetiere Coffee at Home

Making a great cup of coffee with a cafetiere can be tricky especially if you are new to the world of coffee. But don't worry, with a few tips and tricks, you can make a delicious cup of coffee every time.

1. Use freshly ground coffee:

The key to great cup of coffee is using freshly ground beans. Invest in a quality burr grinder, and grind your beans just before brewing. This will ensure that your coffee is as fresh and flavourful as possible. Explore Grinders >>>

2. Choose the correct grind:

The correct grind size for a cafetiere is a coarse grind. The grind should resemble sea salt or breadcrumbs in texture. If you grind is too fine, your coffee will be over-extracted and bitter. If it's too coarse, your coffee will be under-extracted and weak.

3. Measure your coffee right:

It's important to use the right amount of coffee for the size of your cafetiere. A general rule of thumb is to use one tablespoon of ground coffee per cup of water.

4. Use the right water temperature:

The ideal water temperature for making a cafetiere is between 92 - 96C. If your water is too hot, it will be over-extracted making the coffee taste bitter. If the water is too col, it won't extract enough of the flavour from the grounds and your coffee will taste weak.

5. Stir gently:

Stir the grounds gently with a spoon to ensure that all the grounds are in contact with the water. This will aid the extraction of more flavour from your coffee.

6. Steep for the right amount of time:

Steep the coffee grounds for 4 minutes. If you leave it for longer, it will taste bitter due to over-extraction.

6. Plunge:

Once the 4 minutes are up, slowly push down the plunger on your cafetiere. This will separate the coffee grounds from the water, leaving you with a smooth and clean cup of coffee. Pour the coffee into your cup and enjoy!

Coffee Bean Suggestions for Cafetiere Brewing: 

1. Rich Merchant Coffee Blend

The Rich Merchant blend is ideal for drip coffee or a cafetiere. The fruity and nutty flavours come alive in the cup, and the mild acidity creates an enjoyable cup of coffee. 

2. Guatemala Antigua - medium-dark roast

This coffee bursts with flavours of caramel, hazelnut and chocolate. It's a smooth and balanced coffee with an intense aroma and full body. Delicious black or with milk.

3. Costa Rica Amapola - medium-dark

Costa Rica Amapola Tarrazu has a vibrant coffee profile with floral aroma and undertones of nuts and soft spices. It has a smooth and creamy body, a definite must-try for any cafetiere coffee lover.

4. Cafetiere Coffee Taster Pack

With the Cafetiere Coffee Taster Pack, you can enjoy a variety of flavours all in one package, making it a convenient and exciting option for any coffee enthusiast. The Pack also makes a great gift for a loved one.

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