Recipe for stamp coffee
Plunger jug is a classic way to brew coffee. Although it is now an oldschool way to brew, it is still a really popular coffee maker in the office, in the café and at home. Stamp coffee is an easily available cup of coffee as most plunger jugs are relatively inexpensive. At the same time, it is a forgiving coffee maker that is easy to make good cup of coffee with.
Stamp coffee is for everyone. As I said, it’s easy to brew a simple and tasty cup of coffee on a plunger jug, but it’s also super easy to screw up the geekiness and experiment on the plunger jug. More on that later.
First, we show you just how to quickly and easily brew piston coffee. We show you the right dosage of coffee, how long it should last and how to ensure the best result.
How to brew with a plunger jug
1) Dosage for stamp coffee
Approximately 54 grams of coffee must be used in the plunger jug. It does not matter if the coffee is dark, medium or light roasted. What is important is the degree of grinding of the coffee.
If you have a coffee grinder at home, you have to set it to one of the coarsest settings. If you do not have a coffee grinder, your coffee pusher will definitely grind the coffee beans for you.
2) Cover the coffee in the jug with water
It is important not to pour all the water into the jug immediately. Once the water is boiled, let it stand for a moment and cool until it hits 92-93 degrees.
At the same time, the first pour of water should not more than cover the coffee in the plunger jug. After this, the brew should be allowed to bloom and degas for 20-30 seconds.
3) Fill the plunger jug and stir
Fill the plunger jug with water and stir it a few times.
Then place the lid loosely on the jug and let the coffee sit for four minutes.
4) Press the plunger down and enjoy your plunger coffee
When the coffee has been sitting for four minutes, press the plunger gently to the bottom. Be sure to drink the coffee soon after brewing, as it becomes bitter from standing in the jug.
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As promised earlier, here’s a few good tips that can take your stamp coffee to the next level.
It is important to grind the coffee roughly into a plunger jug, as fine coffee can penetrate through the filter and give a cloudy coffee.
Adjust the coffee grate to the desired taste. You can use all degrees of roasting degrees on a plunger jug. Dark-roasted coffee gives an intense and powerful cup of coffee. The lightly roasted coffee is milder, but at the same time it is easier to bring out more flavor nuances.
It is important that the water is around 92-93 degrees, so you do not “burn the coffee off”, and make it taste bitter.
Always remember to let the coffee blossom and degas. As shown in picture two, the coffee must be allowed to brew for approx. 30 seconds with just a little water on it before the rest of the water is poured on. This gives the coffee time to develop and promotes a better taste.