Plunger Brewing Guide

 

Every household has one of these lying around and is probably the most common method in New Zealand.  

Step 1
Grind coffee on a coarse setting.  We like the ratio of 1 gram of coffee to 17 grams of water for plunger.  This means for a 1 litre brew you will need about 60 grams of coffee.  Using a scale is essential for achieving consistency in coffee brewing!  Place ground coffee in a clean and dry plunger.

Step 2
Bring water, preferably filtered, to a near boil.  95 degrees is perfect, but if it boils then just let it stand briefly.  

Step 3
Pour just enough water to wet the grind so that the coffee expands and releases its gases, give it 15 seconds then pour the rest of the water.

Step 4
Wait 4 minutes then plunge and serve.  Remember that any coffee left in the plunger will continue to extract and will therefore become more bitter over time.