How to Brew the Perfect Cafetiere

Cafetiere brewing has long been the go-to method for coffee lovers looking for their fix at home. It’s not an expensive brewing method, it requires little preparation and expertise, and it’s one of the best ways to taste the origin bean flavours and character!

Even though getting the most of your cafetiere brew can take a bit of practice, it’ll be a labour of love and you’ll be enjoying fresh, great tasting coffee in no time. So throw away the freeze dried stuff you have in your cupboard, you won’t be needing that anymore. 

Here’s our quick guide:

The Cafetiere

Whether you’re looking for something to use every day or something a little fancier for special occasions, there’s a variety of cafetieres out there for your use.

For a big family of coffee drinkers, we recommend the BergHOFF Studio Cafetiere 1L. No one will go short and you’ll avoid any squabbling over who gets the last cup!

If you’re just making a cup or two, you might prefer the Bodum Caffettiera as it’s easy to use and dishwasher friendly.

We recommend that you always buy a branded cafetiere to ensure better quality filtering and a cleaner cup of coffee. Also, branded cafetieres will usually last longer because they’re better made, so you’ll be less likely to have to replace them.

The Coffee Perfect for Cafetiere

Because it’s so easy to use a cafetiere, you can use any coffee, whichever origin, flavour, or blend that you enjoy!

We have a suggested selection that we feel work incredibly well in producing the greatest flavours and most enjoyable cups. Choose your coffee here!

Spoilt for choice? Grab a Cafetiere Multi Pack to try a few different coffees!

Cup of coffee

The Brew

  • Pre-heat your cafetiere with hot water for a few seconds
  • Measure 7g per cup of ground coffee into the bottom of the cafetiere.
  • With the kettle just off the boil, evenly and slowly pour the water over the grounds.
  • Leave to brew for 4 minutes.
  • Stir for roughly 10 seconds to agitate the coffee a little and increase the quality of brew.
  • Slowly push the plunger down and pour your delicious fresh coffee!