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?
This recipe is to produce 1 litre of filter coffee using 60 grams of ground coffee.
The ratio in use is 1:17
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.
Grind 60 grams coffee. The grind size should be very coarse.
Pour some water into the plunger and empty.
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.