Plunger Guide

Here is how to get the best results from your coffee plunger:

- Kettle
- Plunger
- Coffee cup of at least 300mL capacity
- Fresh coffee (within 2 weeks of the roast date)
- Coffee grinder (or pre-ground coffee)
- Digital scales (can survive without)
- Table spoon
- Measuring jug (at least 300mL)
- Stopwatch
- Patience, determination and a can-do attitude

Method: Please read instructions through before commencing as the process is quite involved. Don't worry, the reward is worth the effort.

Step 1
Boil at least 1 litre of water in the kettle

Step 2
Grind 18 grams of coffee (if you do not have a grinder, skip this step) slightly coarser than a filter grind. The coffee granules should resemble raw sugar, rather than flour (too fine) or whole pepper corns (too coarse)

Step 3
Pour water into the plunger to heat it up

Step 4
Discard this water

Step 5
Pour 300mL of freshly boiled water into the plunger

Step 6
Place the 18 grams of ground coffee (approx 2 heaped tablespoons) into the plunger

Step 7
Start the stopwatch

Step 8
Vigorously stir the coffee and water until they are blended together

Step 9
Place the plunger lid on and plunge slightly, so the coffee sits under water

Step 10
When the stopwatch reads 2:30min, remove the lid and give the coffee a final stir

Step 11
Plunge completely at an even pressure

Step 12
Pour out all the contents into a cup

Step 13
Enjoy! (as the cup cools, the flavour of the coffee will be more apparent)