How to make coffee in a Cafetière

How to make coffee in a Cafetière

How to make coffee in a Cafetière/French Press

Make yourself an awesome brew with a cafetière

Making coffee with a cafetière, also known as a French press, is a simple and straightforward process. 

First, boil water and let it cool for about 30 seconds so that it's 92°. Then, measure out two tablespoons of coffee per cup and add them to the cafetière. Next, pour in the hot water, filling it to just below the rim of the pot.

Allow the coffee to brew for four minutes before pressing down on the plunger to filter the grounds. Finally, pour your coffee into cups and enjoy! 

Here's what we'll cover to get you skilled in cafetière coffee at home: 

  • What you'll need to make the perfect cafetiere coffee
  • A step by step guide to making coffee in a cafetière
  • What is a cafetière?
  • The benefits of making coffee in a cafeitière
  • Top tips for making a cafetière coffee

Our recipe for coffee in a cafetière

What you'll need:

Your favourite 92 Degrees coffee

A cafetière (French Press)

A good set of scales

Your best loved mug (warm)

Step by step guide to making coffee with a cafetière: 

  1. We use a 1:10 ratio to brew: 30g* of ground coffee to 300ml of liquid
  2. Measure out 30g* of coffee; add it to the French Press
  3. Use coarsely ground coffee (coarser than the texture of sand)
  4. Measure out 300ml of water and heat
  5. Water should be 92°. So, if you are using an electric kettle, let the water cool for a minute after boiling
  6. Pour the water over the coffee, very slowly
  7. Mix the coffee grounds and water gently
  8. Put the top of the press in position but do not plunge
  9. Wait three minutes for the coffee to brew until pushing down the plunger
  10. Pour your coffee into your warmed cup and drink our awesome brew. Maybe even Instagram it...

*10g is one heaped tablespoon

What is a cafetière?

A cafetière, often called a French Press, is a coffee brewing device that uses a plunger to press hot water through ground coffee beans. The resulting coffee is rich and full-bodied, with a sediment-free cup. This brewing method is an easy and convenient way to make coffee, and produces a high-quality cup of coffee.

The benefits of making coffee in a cafetière

Making coffee in a cafetière results in a cup that is rich and flavourful, thanks to the steeping process that allows all of the coffee's natural oils and flavours to be released. This method also yields a coffee that is less acidic than coffee made with other methods, making it easier on your stomach. So, if you're looking for an amazing cup of joe that is also easy on your tummy, cafetière coffee is the way to go!

Top tips to make a cafetière coffee

The type of coffee beans you use will affect the taste of your coffee so choose a variety that you enjoy drinking. If you want a stronger cup of coffee, add more grounds. For a weaker cup, add less. 

Be careful when pressing down on the plunger. If you press too hard, the coffee can become bitter. French presses come in different sizes, so choose one that is appropriate for the amount of coffee you want to make. Store unused coffee in an airtight container in the fridge to keep it fresh.


Now that you know how to make coffee in a cafetière, put your new skills to the test and enjoy a cup of this delicious brew!

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