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How to brew coffee using a cafetière

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Brewing in a cafetière will give your coffee a fuller, richer flavour than a regular filter coffee machine.
What you'll need: 
coarse ground coffee
cafetière (also called a french press or bodum)
Fill your kettle with fresh, cold water and set to boil.
Add coffee to the cafetière. A good rule of thumb is to use 1tbsp of ground coffee for each cup of coffee, but you may wish to add more or less depending on the strength of coffee you prefer.
Once the kettle reaches a boil, allow the water ten to twenty seconds to cool before pouring it into the cafetière. If you pour the boiling water directly over the coffee, you risk burning your coffee and giving it a sour taste.
Gently stir the coffee.
Allow the coffee to sit for 2-5 minutes without replacing the plunger. You may choose to let it stand slightly longer if you prefer quite strong coffee.
Replace the lid and press the plunger gently, pushing the coffee grounds to the bottom of the pot. If you find that it is difficult to press the plunger, you may need to allow the grounds another moment to settle, or you may be using coffee that is too finely ground to work well in a cafetière.
Pour coffee into warm mugs and enjoy!
Your cafetière can also be used to make delicious loose leaf teas.
Using fine ground coffee will allow the coffee grounds to seep through the mesh, and will make your coffee unpleasantly sludgy.


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