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Tips for Making a Better Cafetiere Coffee at Home

Tips for Making a Better Cafetiere Coffee at Home

Petra Jones |

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. Here are some tips for making the perfect cafetiere coffee.

1. Use fresh beans: The key to a 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.

2. Choose the right grind: The grind size you use will depend on your cafetiere, but generally speaking, a coarse grind is best. If your 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 coffee per cup of water.

4. Use the right water temperature: The ideal water temperature for making a cafetiere coffee is between 92 - 96C. If your water is too hot, it will over-extract the coffee and make it bitter. If it’s too cold, it won’t extract enough of the flavour from the grounds.

5. Steep for the right amount of time: Steep the coffee grounds for 4 minutes. you steep for too long, the coffee will be over-extracted and taste bitter.

6. Stir before plunging: Before plunging the cafetiere, quickly stir the grounds with a spoon to ensure that all of the grounds are in contact with the water. This will aid in the extraction of more flavour from your coffee.

7. Don’t plunge too soon: It’s important to wait until the full brewing time is up before plunging. If you plunge too soon, the coffee will be under-extracted and weak.

By following these tips, you can make a delicious cup of cafetiere coffee every time.

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