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How to Make Coffee with Your Cafetiere

3 min.
Very easy
2 pers.

Welcome to our tutorial about how to make great coffee with your French press coffee maker. Also known as a cafetière, it is without doubt one of the simplest ways to prepare a high quality cup of filter coffee. It allows you, in just a few minutes, to produce a full-bodied coffee with a pleasantly intense aroma. That’s why the French press is often used to enjoy pure origin coffees.

Which ground coffee should you use?

The consistency of your coffee grind is very important when using a cafetière: put simply, you must choose coffee that has been coarsely ground. This will stop the grounds of coffee from passing through the mesh of your cafetière. It is very difficult, if not impossible, to find appropriately ground coffee sold by large retailers. You are far more likely to find what you’re looking for in our special selection of ground coffee for cafetières. It goes without saying that, in an ideal world, you would always grind your coffee at the very last moment using a grinder. This is the only way to obtain genuine freshly ground coffee, guaranteeing the maximum aroma and a more intense taste.


  • Quick and easy to use.
  • No paper filter which can absorb the coffee’s aromatic oils.
  • Total control over the infusion time and water temperature.
  • A harmonious diffusion of coffee aromas.


  • Requires coarsely ground coffee that is not available in supermarkets.
  • Small deposit of coffee grounds at the bottom of the cup.
  • To be served immediately following preparation, otherwise the infusion will continue in the cafetière.

Add one spoonful of coffee (measuring around 7.5 g) per cup


Pour in hot water up to 2 cm from the top


Let the coffee infuse for 4 minutes


Steadily press down the plunger until it reaches the bottom



Your cafetière uses a very simple method that allows you to make coffee without any great effort or specialist equipment


Place the cafetière on the scales and reset the weight


Boil the water in the kettle (to between 88 °C and 92 °C, depending on how your coffee has been roasted)


Pour the ground coffee in the cafetière


Add 70 g of water (70 cl), stir the mixture with a spoon and wait for 30 seconds (the coffee will start to infuse and release aromas)


Add the rest of the water and replace the lid of the French press


Leave to infuse for 3 minutes 30 seconds


Push the plunger