An AeroPress is a full immersing method like a French Press (Plunger Coffee).
Add your coffee, water, stir and let it sit for a time to brew and then press it out into your cup through the filter. Although it is super simple, there are actually many different ways you can brew with it!
Not sure if you are aware but there is an AeroPress Championship each year. Where coffee lovers and baristas come together and share their favourite way to brew coffee with an Aeropress. Surprisingly there are never 2 of the same recipes!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED to make an AeroPress:
- Ethiopian Guji or Tanzania Mbeya (fine grind – 16 clicks on the Timemore Chestnut hand grinder)
- AeroPress (Order here)
- Scale or fill up to the nr1 indicator on the AeroPress
- Timer (use your cellphone)
- Table Spoon
- 11grams = 200ml (roughly 2 table spoons)
- Brew time: 2.5 mins
- Water temperature around 95C degrees (roughly 10 seconds after boil)
HOW TO MAKE AN AEROPRESS (INVERTED METHOD)
- Put the 11grams of ground coffee into Aeropress
- Boil water and leave top open for 10 seconds after kettle shuts off
- Fill up 200ml water in the AeroPress (up to the top of the nr1 indicator) as fast as possible, ensuring all grounds are wet, then leave for 2 minutes
- Rinse paper filter in the cap
- After 2 minutes give a gentle stir and wait another 30 seconds
- At 2:30 mins, cap the AeroPress, turn it around and place it over a cup / server
- Press down (roughly 30 seconds) until hissing sound
- Let coffee stand for a minute before drinking
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