The Cafetiere/French Press/Plunger method is the traditional French-method and is the preferred brewing method for many coffee enthusiasts. The plunger device consists of a glass cylinder with a metal rod extending through the centre. Protruding from the top end of the rod is a handle and at the bottom end is a filter that fits snugly around the inside of the glass cylinder.

The coffee, medium to coarse ground, and boiled water should stand in the jug for three to four minutes before the plunger and mesh filter are pushed down slowly separating the grounds from the liquid.

This unique method adds a heavy body to complement the fine flavour of the coffee beans. The cafetiere is an attractive way of preparing and serving coffee in the same device.