When coffee is brewed in a coffee plunger, it tastes wonderful. While the brewing procedure is somewhat drawn out, the pleasant scent serves as a constant reminder that the wait was well worth it.
The longer brewing period gives the coffee a fuller flavour. Coffee without being subjected to pressure or the boiling process may be brewed using a plunger. This results in a flavour that is quite distinct from espresso machines.
You can also adjust the quantity of ground coffee and water used, as well as water temperature, to create a brew exactly how you want it. Our step-by-step tutorial below has some useful recommendations for making plunger coffee to the greatest possible level of excellence.
How to Use a Plunger for Coffee
How does Long Will It Take? Around four minutes
How Much Is It? Premium coffee plungers start around $20.
What You’ll Need: Coffee plunger, ground coffee, and boiling water are all required.
Make fantastic coffee at the table and gain a deeper flavour and fragrant aroma to delight your guests. Follow these seven easy steps to learn how to make coffee in a plunger properly.
1. Warm up the coffee plunger
Remove the lid and plunger from the glass bottle, then fill it with boiling water to warm it up.
2. Grind your coffee beans to a medium-coarse consistency
When the coffee has had time to rest, grind your beans. Try a medium-coarse consistency; if the grind is too fine, the coffee can become over-extracted and expose harsh tastes. You may also use pre-ground coffee, but grinding the beans yourself gives you maximum control over how strong or weak your brew is.
3. Fill the plunger with the right quantity of coffee
Pour out the hot water from the glass jar and add enough ground coffee (70g per litre or one heaped teaspoon per cup, approximately 240ml).
4. Pour in hot, but not boiling, water
Pour in enough cold water to cover the ground coffee. Do not use boiling water, since this may scorch your ground coffee and create an unpleasant bitter flavour in your drink.
5. After that, cover the pot and let it steep
Place the lid back on top of the glass jar once you’ve removed the plunger. Allow four minutes for your coffee to infuse properly after removing the plunger.
6. Plunge your coffee carefully
When the coffee is ready, push down on the plunger to remove it from the chamber. The bottom of the container should not be pressed or crushed since this can also produce a harsh flavour.
7. Pour and serve
Pour the coffee into your favourite cup. Serve it with milk or sweeteners, as desired.
What Should I Put in My Coffee Plunger?
- The amount of coffee you use is determined by three factors:
- The strength of the coffee
- How finely ground your coffee is
The mineral composition of your water
In general, aim for around 70 to 75g of coffee per litre of water. This is comparable to one scoop or heaping teaspoon per person (or cup). Please keep in mind that this is a broad guideline; you may adjust it to your personal taste. Add more coffee grinds for a stronger brew, or less for a weaker coffee. If you’re using a particularly rich coffee, you might want to decrease the quantity somewhat.
TIP: A coarser grind of coffee works best with coffee plungers. Your ground beans should have the texture of sand granules, not a fine powder. When you push down on the plunger, the level of resistance you feel indicates the grind quality. The grounds are coarse if it is simple to press the plunger down. They are too fine if they are difficult to push and there is too much resistance. A professional coffee grinder will guarantee that your beans are correct.