The simple Cupsmith way to make a great cup of coffee - using your cafetière

The coffee world tends to get terribly technical and complicated when it comes to brewing the perfect cup of coffee. In fact there are worldwide competitions to find the expert who can make the best cup of coffee using a french press, an aeropress, a V60 filter and a huge array of other coffee equipment that most of us have never heard of. But that's not the Cupsmith way of doing things. As much as we respect this level of coffee making, for us it's about drinking really brilliant coffee at home every day, and making it using things like a good old cafetiere. So we're stripped back all the technical stuff to bring to you what we think is the easiest and best way to make your coffee at home. Let us know what you think.  
illustration of a cafetiere of coffee

Boil the kettle.

Pop 4 heaped tablespoons of coffee into your cafetière.

Fill the cafetière with water. Stir.

Leave for 2 minutes (whistling nonchalently as you wait).

Stir again & put the lid on.

Wait 2 minutes (practising some stretches, stroking the dog...)

Plunge away and enjoy!
pouring a cafetiere of coffee
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