Plunger coffee is BACK!

Have you ever wondered what happened to the good old plunger? Back in the 90s it was a staple in our home but then came the espresso machine and the poor plunger was shoved to the back of the cupboard, never to be seen again. But in this hipster generation, everything old is new again and that includes the plunger.

The plunger is like the daggy old uncle who tells one heck of a story – quality, quirky and reliable. That’s why the plunger is back. It’s a simple apparatus that pretty much anyone can master and using the right coffee and brewing time, you can create an incredible coffee in minutes.

Here at Sacred Grounds, we don’t like to complicate things, so we’ve put together a coffee guide so you can dust off your old Bodum beastie and get plunging.

We’ve been doing a lot of taste-testing lately (can you feel the buzz?) using a plunger and here’s the range of flavour notes you’ll get to experience once you’ve taken the plunge!

Spirit Blend Sweet on tip of the tongue and balanced with floral tones
Sacred Blend Well balanced with a sweet & smooth taste of chocolate & orange. Sweetens as it cools.
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Soft lemons, like herbal tea.
PNG Chocolate, rich tasting and full-bodied.


Now that you’ve picked your coffee, here’s a refresher course on how to plunge. So easy.

Brewing method

  1. Spoon approximately 10g of pre-ground coffee per serve (roughly one heaped tablespoon) into the plunger.
  2. Fill your plunger with water that’s just below boiling (90-95 degrees) and sit the plunger head on the top of the water.
  3. Brew for 3-4 minutes
  4. Plunge away and enjoy!
Top tip: Make sure you serve the coffee immediately. Do not let it sit as it will continue to brew.


Feeling inspired? We have a fabulous bundle, custom-designed for the plunger. It features four packs of 250g coffee varieties including; Sacred Blend, Spirit Blend, PNG and Ethiopia Yirgacheffe. Find it here…


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