Aeropress Brew Guide
Without doubt the most durable and portable option for brewing quality coffee. It produces a cup that’s thick, strong and tasty!
Step 1 - Water
You want your water to be just under boil, never burn your bean! Once your kettle has been brought up to temperature, give it a quick swirl to release some steam or leave it to cool for about 30 seconds. If you have a temperature controlled kettle your looking for about 90C.
Step 2 - Filter
Insert a paper filter into the AeroPress’s detachable plastic cap. Wet your filter and cap. The water will serve a dual function here: it helps the water drain through later on as well as take away the paper taste.
Step 3 - Coffee
Weigh out about 15 - 17 grams of coffee (or two to three tablespoons of whole beans).
Step 4 - Grind
Grind your coffee. AeroPress calls for a slightly finer grind the the pour over.
Step 5 - Assembly
Assemble your AeroPress.
Place your AeroPress on a scale with the flared end facing up, then zero the weight. The numbers on the AeroPress should appear upside-down.
Step 7 - Add Your Coffee
Be careful not to spill any grounds into the ring-shaped gutter at the top of the AeroPress, as this can make attaching the cap a challenge later on!
Step 8 - Add Water
You want to add about double the amount of water that you have coffee grounds. Leave it for 30 seconds then give it a gentle stir.
Step 9 - Fill It Up
Add another 160 grams of water and let sit for one minute.
Step 10 - Cap
Screw the cap onto the AeroPress.
Step 11 - Plunge
Flip your AeroPress upside down, onto your mug and get pushing. Your looking to apply firm pressure but dont rush. This should take you roughly 15 seconds. Your looking for a final wight of about 220g of coffee.
Step 12 - POP
Now here’s a really satisfying part. Once you’ve unscrewed the cap, you can pop out the filter and the puck of condensed grounds by simply pushing the AeroPress’s interior section.