Plunger Brewing Guide


Every household has one of these lying around and it's probably the most common home brewing method in New Zealand. Ready to take the plunge?

What you'll need:
A grinder
A scale
A plunger brewer
60g of coffee
A stirrer
1L of water

This recipe is to produce 1 litre of filter coffee using 60 grams of ground coffee.
The ratio in use is 1:17

Step 1
Boil a kettle of filtered water. If you are using a temperature controlled kettle, heat the water to 95 ºC - 96ºC, if not boil and leave to stand for a few minutes before using it.
Step 2
Grind 60 grams coffee. The grind size should be very coarse.  
Step 3
Pour some water into the plunger and empty.
Step 4
Place the plunger on the scale and tare.
Add 60 grams of coffee.
Step 5
Tare the scale and add 1 litre (or 1000 grams) of water.
Step 6
Wait 3:30 - 4 minutes then attach the mesh plunger in the top of the beaker and slowly plunge down.
Serve and enjoy.

If you experience bitterness in the cup, you can try reducing the brewing time. If you want to have less fines in the cup, before moving the plunger down, remove the ground coffee from the top of the jug with a spoon then plunge.