Brew Guide: Plunger

Brew Guide: Plunger

Do you have an old plunger lying around? You can use it to make a delicious cup of coffee! Plungers, also known as French Presses, come in various sizes, so you can use this recipe regardless of the size of your plunger. We'll be using a brew ratio of 60g/L, which means that for every 500ml of water your plunger can hold, you'll use 30g of coffee. Feel free to adjust this ratio to suit your coffee and your taste buds.

What you'll need

  • Plunger/French Press
  • Kettle
  • Grinder
  • Digital scale
  • Timer
  • Spoon
  • Fresh coffee beans


  1. First, use hot water to heat up your plunger and metal filter, then empty them out.
  2. Next, place your plunger on the digital scale and add your ground coffee, making sure to use a medium/coarse grind that feels like coarse sand. Tare the scale to zero.
  3. Start your timer and pour in half of your brew water, ensuring that all the coffee is saturated by agitating it with a spoon. Add the rest of the brew water and place the lid on top of your plunger. Do not plunge just yet! Let the coffee brew for 4 minutes.
  4. At the 4-minute mark, remove the lid and use a spoon to push the crust's top to the bottom of the plunger. Stir the coffee 3 times and let it settle for a moment. Scrape off the top layer of floating foam from the surface to ensure a cleaner cup.
  5. Put the lid back on the plunger and plunge down the rest of the grounds. Allow the coffee to settle for another minute, then pour it out and serve or store it in a thermos.
  6. Enjoy your delicious cup of coffee made with your trusty old plunger!
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