When I want a hot coffee, this is how I do it 99% of the time.
I know, I know, it’s coffee blasphemy.
No scales, no pouring technique, crappy Kmart kettle, and even pre-ground coffee.
Honestly, the more simple the technique sometimes, the better. Less can go wrong.
It’s so easy, quick, and really delicious.
The old plunger is a fairly fool proof system.
Coffee x Hot water x Time.
I’m not looking for the vibrancy in this coffee, but a full bodied, round, thick and rich brew. Something I can chuck dollops of milk in.
This is what I’m crying out for when I’m bleary eyed in the morning. Last thing I want to do is think.
The musts when you brew like this-
Using the same spoon when dishing out the coffee
4 min brew time
Constant water filling point
Quality coffee is the foundation to your brew.
Same spoon - If I find the brew is a bit weak or strong, I just add a little more or less coffee to the scoop - a half more or less is enough.
4 min - perfect amount of time to extract the coffee relative to the grind size.
Filling point - Just to keep it consistent and not to change too many things at once.
Is this technique perfect? Nope.
Does it work, yes.
Brewing at home doesn’t have to be a massive production.