Coffee Tips

How to make the perfect cafetiere of ground coffee

Enjoying a freshly brewed cafetiere of ground coffee should be a relaxing affair, but there are a number of things to get right before you get to the sipping stage!  To make the most of your favourite Percol Coffee, we’ve put together a few helpful tips for preparing the perfect cafetiere. Whether you prefer our ready to use ground coffee, or freshly grinding our whole-beans,  follow the steps below to get the best flavour every time.


  1. Swish some hot water around the cafetiere to warm it up.
  2. Use one or two heaped dessert spoons of coffee per cup, depending on how strong you like it.
  3. Once the kettle has boiled, leave the water for 10 – 15 seconds before filling the cafetiere. Using freshly boiled water can scald the coffee and affect the flavour.
  4. Put the plunger on top and leave for 2 minutes then press down about a third of the way before lifting back up. This will ensure that the saturated coffee particles sink to the bottom, and the rest of the coffee has a chance to be suitably drenched to release as much flavour as possible.
  5. Wait another minute before plunging completely.

Pour into your favourite mug and add milk, sugar or maybe a touch of cinnamon to taste!