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Cafetière (French Press)

How to make cafetière coffee (aka French Press)

Using a cafetière is a great way to prepare your daily Löfbergs, whether you’re starting with our roast and ground range or grinding your own beans. Here’s our guide to getting the quantities and taste spot on.

What you’ll need:



Kitchen scale

Ground coffee

How to make your cafetière coffee:

  1. Place your cafetière on your kitchen scale, then reset it to zero. Add your ground coffee. A good rule of thumb is to use 60g of coffee per litre of water. So, if you’re making half a litre, you’ll need 30g of ground coffee and 500ml of water.
  2. Fill your kettle with water (ideally freshly filtered) and boil.
  3. Reset your scale and pour the amount of water you need onto the coffee grounds.
  4. Stir straight away, to make sure all the grounds make contact with the water. Place the cafetière lid on to keep the heat in – but don’t plunge! Set your timer for 4 mins.
  5. Once 4 mins are up, remove the lid and stir again. Skim off any floating coffee grinds and oils, so it’s easier to plunge and your coffee tastes less muddy.
  6. Put the lid back on. Now you can finally plunge…but only halfway!
  7. Let the coffee rest for at least 5 mins before pouring. This lets the fine particles settle at the bottom of the cafetière. And not at the bottom of your cup.
  8. Enjoy! For the full fika experience, remember to add cake and good company.

You’re cafetière ready! Why not test those skills…or try something new?