The king of simple, delicious, uncomplicated brews.
Of course you can go with ‘a couple of tablespoons of coffee, dump in the water and plunge’, but you can also make a really refined brew with not much more effort.
For full immersion brewers, rather than percolation brewers like the pourover, we use 70g of coffee per litre. There’s a couple of reasons, largely that they tend to not extract quite as much coffee, so to maintain a reasonable strength we can adjust the amount of coffee we use.
So for a 250g brew, you’ll want 17.5g of coffee.
Grind quite coarse, but never coarse enough that you start getting large, bouldery particles. They won’t extract properly.
- Boil Water
- Add 17.5g of coffee to your empty plunger
- Tare your scales, get your timer ready
- Pour in 50g of water, give it a stir to get everything saturated.
- At 30 seconds, fill it to 250g.
- At 4 minutes, give the brew a very gentle paddle to break the crust
- Using two spoons, carefully scrape off the foam and scum at the top of the brew
- Gently depress the filter
- Pour and drink.