What you'll need
freshly boiled water • timer
Preheat your cafetiere by swirling around some freshly boiled water. Discard the water and your coarsely ground coffee. For a large cafetiere, we recommend 60g of coffee to 850g of water. If you have a smaller cafetiere, use a ratio of 7g of coffee to every 100g of water.
Pour some just-off boiling water over the dry coffee and saturate all the grounds. Leave for a minute, and then add the remaining water. By doing this you are allowing all of the CO2 in the coffee to escape, making for a much smoother cup.
Pop the lid on (without stirring) and leave for around 2 minutes. Then take the lid of again, give it a good stir, and pop the lid back on leaving for another 2 minutes. Plenty of time to get the biscuits out!
Now for the fun bit, plunge! Not too fast (slow and steady wins the race). Then serve immediately. Mmm smells amazing right? Invite us round next time!