Coffee Makers | Strength 2

Some of the most famous coffee makers in the world offer a medium strength cup of coffee. Discover our Core Coffee Press, Core Pour Over and the iconic One Brew in our coffee maker range, as well as some designs from brands we love. These coffee makers all sit in the middle of our strength scale.

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Frequently Asked Questions about our Coffee Makers | Strength 2

Whether you're a coffee connoisseur, tea enthusiast, or someone just starting their brewing journey, we've got answers to your burning questions. From the nitty-gritty of cleaning your trusty cafetiere to the grand symphony of choosing between metal and paper filters, we're here to demystify the world of brewing. And if you're a tea and coffee aficionado seeking the perfect brewer, look no further than the versatile One Brew—a four-in-one maestro designed to cater to your every craving. Let's dive in and unravel the secrets to elevate your brewing experience!

Cleaning a cafetiere, also known as a French press, is a straightforward process. Here's a simple guide:


Separate the plunger and filter assembly from the glass or metal container.

Remove Grounds:

Dispose of the used coffee grounds into a compost bin or trash. Avoid pouring them down the sink to prevent clogs.


Rinse the cafetiere components under hot water to remove any remaining coffee residue. Use a gentle brush or sponge to scrub the inside of the glass or metal container.

Wash with Soapy Water:

Fill the cafetiere with warm, soapy water. Agitate the water by moving the plunger up and down, ensuring all parts are covered. Use a sponge or brush to clean the plunger and filter thoroughly.

Rinse Again:

Empty the soapy water and rinse the cafetiere under warm running water until all soap residues are removed.

Air Dry:

Allow all components to air dry completely before reassembling the cafetiere. Ensure proper ventilation to prevent any lingering odours.

Metal filters and paper filters are two common options for brewing coffee, each with its own set of characteristics. Here are the key differences between them:


Metal Filters: These are typically made of stainless steel or mesh. They allow more oils and fine particles from the coffee beans to pass through, resulting in a fuller-bodied cup with a richer taste.
Paper Filters: Made of porous paper, these filters trap oils and sediment, resulting in a cleaner cup with a lighter body. Paper filters produce a brighter and often more acidic flavor profile.
Flavor Profile:

Metal Filters: Allow more coffee oils to pass through, contributing to a robust and full-bodied taste. The final brew tends to be closer to the natural flavors of the coffee beans.
Paper Filters: Absorb oils and some compounds, resulting in a cleaner and brighter taste. The flavors can be more nuanced, and the acidity of the coffee is often more pronounced.
Sediment in Cup:

Metal Filters: Permit fine coffee particles to pass through, potentially resulting in sediment at the bottom of the cup.
Paper Filters: Trap most fine particles, producing a sediment-free cup.
Ease of Use:

Metal Filters: Reusable and durable, but require thorough cleaning after each use. They are a sustainable option in the long run.
Paper Filters: Convenient and disposable, eliminating the need for cleaning. However, they contribute to more waste, and ongoing purchases are necessary.

Metal Filters: Typically more expensive upfront, but they are a one-time purchase and can last a long time with proper care.
Paper Filters: Economical initially, but ongoing purchases are required, making them a continuous cost.
Ultimately, the choice between metal and paper filters depends on personal preferences in terms of flavor, convenience, and sustainability. Experimenting with both types can help you discover the brewing method that best suits your taste preferences.

If you enjoy both tea and coffee, I recommend trying the One Brew, a versatile four-in-one brewer designed for both filter coffee and loose leaf tea. Its functionality extends to making cold brew coffee or iced tea during the summer months. The One Brew is thoughtfully designed with a flat lid, allowing it to be conveniently stored in the fridge for chilling your favourite beverages. This multi-functional brewer offers a convenient and enjoyable way to explore various brewing methods, catering to your preferences whether you're in the mood for a warm cup of coffee or a refreshing glass of iced tea.

A filter coffee maker is a brewing device that adopts various manual styles like immersion, gravity, or pressurised methods. Its name originates from the use of a filter, either paper or metal, to separate coffee grounds from water during the brewing process. A popular example is a cafetière, which employs a metal filter plunger for this purpose.
Before investing in a filter coffee maker, ensure you have suitable coffee. While pre-ground coffee is available in most supermarkets, grinding fresh beans is recommended for an enhanced home setup. Consider upgrading to an electric burr coffee grinder for better control over grind size, tailored to your specific filter coffee maker.
If purchasing pre-ground, opt for medium-coarse coffee, widely compatible with our range of coffee makers. Elevate your coffee experience by choosing the right grind and brewing method for a delicious cup at home.