How To Make Cafetiere Coffee

How To Make Cafetiere Coffee

Whether you call it a Cafetiére, French Press or Plunger, this brew method is a favourite across the world. Not only is it beautifully simple but it produces a delicious cup of coffee with minimal effort. For us it’s a winner!

So if you want to know how to make Cafetiére coffee, read through our steps below. All you need is a Cafetiére and your coffee of choice!


As always, the most important component of a good brew is the coffee.

What coffee do you use in Cafetiére?

For a Cafetiére, the grind needs to be coarser. You will see the best results if you grind your coffee fresh for each brew.

How much ground coffee in a Cafetiére?

The amount of coffee you use is really down to your own tastes. We would recommend 18g of coffee for 250ml of water for mid strength cup. If you prefer something stronger, add more coffee. Likewise, if you prefer a weaker cup, use less coffee.

What type of coffee do you put in a Cafetiére?

For Cafetiére, we recommend Boggle Hole, for those who like a darker cup, or Coxwain, for a lighter cup.


What temperature should Cafetiére coffee be?

The important thing with here is water temperature. Heat your water to 95 degrees centigrade. If you don’t have a kettle with temperature control, boil your kettle as normal to 100 degrees and then leave the water to stand for 3 minutes and it will cool to the optimum temperature.

We use water at 93 degrees rather than boiling to avoid scorching or burning the coffee as we brew.

How much water do you put in Cafetiére?

Use 250ml for a standard cup.

Cafetiére Method

How to use a Cafetiére

  • First, start by warming your Cafetiére with some hot water. Once warmed, discard this water.
  • Add the ground coffee to the pot, then pour over around 75ml of water, stir and leave to stand for 30 seconds. Then pour over the remainder of your water. Place the lid onto the pot but do not plunge yet.
  • Wait 4 minutes for the coffee to brew, then press down the plunger.
  • And there we have it!