How to make coffee using a cafetière with no fuss but delicious results

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There are so many versions of coffee using a cafetière that I thought I’d put the record straight. It’s probably the most common way we make coffee these days, so it’s doubly important that you make a good one.

Watch how I mix up a hot cup and also create a lovely chilled version that you can take fresh from the fridge, perfect during summer. My cuddly squirrel mascot certainly liked the look of that!

No, you don’t need to have the coffee granules sitting for ages in the cafetière before pushing down. Nor do you need to stir. But you should put a second hand on the top for safety. Like me you have probably had that horror moment of everything smashing everywhere as you press down!

You can avoid that and enjoy delicious coffee if you follow the method I outline below: