This 'How to use a cafetiere' infographic will help you to make fantastic coffee using a cafetiere. This household coffee maker is so easy to use but unless you follow a set recipe the results can be very varied! The most important thing to do is to make sure you use freshly roasted, specialty-grade coffee from a roaster that really cares about the product they produce. It's also essential to use fresh filtered water and to make sure that you stick to a set recipe.
When brewing coffee with a Cafetiere, we recommend using a good quality burr coffee grinder to grind coffee fresh every time. Don't worry if you prefer to buy pre-ground coffee; just make sure it is freshly roasted and ground to order. When brewing, make sure you use a set of scales to weigh the coffee. This will help you to achieve consistent results. A timer is also very important, and this will allow you to time your brew helping to achieve the same results every time. Our final tip is to make sure you pour out all the coffee once brewed, don't leave it sitting in the cafetiere as it can end up over-extracted and bitter.