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How to make coffee in a Cafetiere or French Press

Coffee, coffee, coffee!

A boost of caffeine – or caffeine whatsoever with Swiss Water Decaf coffee - and a taste that your tastebuds will cherish for a long time. For all the lovers of coffee, a good cup of coffee is nothing short of a blessing. And so to help out all the lovers with their coffee, there have been many inventions.

Although all inventions have their own perks, it is safe to say the French Press sweeps the market off its feet. It makes coffee like nothing else.

French Press is a cylindrical pot with a plunger and built-in filter screen. It presses hot water through ground coffee. Although the modern coffee makers are quicker and require less effort on your part, however, the coffee that a French Press makes, they cannot beat that.

After all, a little work can yield tasty results. Just like in the case of a French Press.

I mean, if it wasn’t for the taste it produced, why would people all over the world prefer it over the other coffee makers? It creates an earthy, rich taste.

Your daily dose of caffeine just got richer!


What you will need:

  • Ground coffee (coarse)
  • Cafetiere or French Press


What you will need to do:

  • Place the pot on a flat and dry surface. Holding the handle firmly, pull out the plunger.
  • Add a heaping tablespoon (7-8 grams) of coffee to the pot (per 200 ml water)
  • Pour in hot water and stir (the water should be hot, not boiling)
  • Reinsert the plunger, stopping carefully just above the water and ground coffee, and let it stand for 3-4 minutes. (do not plunge yet)
  • Now, press the plunger slowly down steadily.
  • Wash the pot with water and mild detergent after each use. Dry it thoroughly before storing it.

Let me tell you a little secret. It’s all about the balance; the medium. If you choose very coarse grinds, there is a chance they may clog the filter. If you choose too fine grounds, they will pass through the filter and as a result, you will have this muddy concoction, surely coffee, but not what you wanted.


Tips to make the perfect cup of coffee:

Here’s a little guide to make yourself a cup of coffee that you could only dream of before.

Start off with finding the right bean.

Since there are dozens of beans available at the market, you need to find the right one. Here’s a simple checklist for you.

  • If you want high caffeine levels in your coffee, choose the one that is a light roast. Unlike popular belief, the darker the roast, the lower is the caffeine amount. As the darker roast takes longer, more caffeine is burnt out.
  • Now, do you prefer a rich, deep flavor or a lighter, rather sweeter one? For the former, you choose the dark roasted beans and for the latter, you should go for the lightly roasted. If you are a beginner, start off with the lightly roasted. You don’t wanna give your taste buds a trip to NOPE-town.
  • Make sure your beans are coarsely grounded; not too big, not too fine, and powdered.
  • Always make sure you use fresh beans. The older the beans are, the blander they are likely to taste.


The next step is to choose the device you are going to use, if you are using a French Press, make sure when you grind your beans, they are coarse but have the right size, otherwise, they’ll leave too much of the residue behind.

If you are way too much into coffee, you should find a good grinder. It is as important as your coffee maker.

Find the flavors according to your palate. Whatever else you like in your coffee, milk, half-and-half, whipped cream, cinnamon, chocolate shavings, or many more.

However, make sure you know the calorie intake for the extra toppings on your coffee.



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