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Published, Feb 12, 2021

Cafetiere Brew Guide

The Bodum Cafetiere is our French Press of choice thanks to its advanced design features giving a deliciously clean cup. Brewing features include fine double micro-filters which get behind the grinds and filter twice, removing greater sediment for a smooth brew.



For this recipe, we're using 15g of coffee for 250ml of coffee. 

  • Coffee: 15g (coarse grind)
  • Water: 250ml
  • Temperature for coffee extraction: Between 93-96 degrees.
  • Temperature to heat up the milk: Between 55-65 degrees.


  1. Prepare all ingredients and equipment
  2. Heat brewing water to 97°C
  3. Ensure cafetiere is clean and pre-warm with hot water. Dispose of water when vessel is warm.
  4. Grind the coffee at coarse grind (granulated sugar)
  5. Add 15g ground coffee to cafetiere
  6. Place cafetiere on scale and reset to zero
  7. Add 250ml of water to cafetiere in a circular motion, ensuring all grinds are immersed
  8. Stir 3 times
  9. Add plunger to top of cafetiere and allow to brew for 3:00 minutes
  10. At 3:00 take the plunger out and gently stir 3 times. Skim off top layer of coffee with two tablespoons and dispose.
  11. Place the plunger back on and brew until 6:00 minutes
  12. At 6:00, plunge until the mesh filter is touching the surface of the coffee in the cafetiere
  13. Decant all the brew into a carafe or warm cups to prevent further extraction
  14. Enjoy


  • Grind coffee on a coarse setting: using the hand grinder, set burrs to the tightest and unwind 7-8 clicks