This unique method of brewing coffee with the Aeropress gives you a full-bodied and vibrant cup of coffee that's perfect for starting your day or for a mid-afternoon boost. The Aeropress is lightweight, portable, and easy to clean, making it the ideal brewing tool for both home and travel use. Here's a simple seven-step recipe that you can easily follow.
What you'll need:
– Aeropress coffee brewer
– Aeropress filter papers
– Kettle, scales, and timer
– A cup (or jug) to brew into
Makes one serve
– 17.5g coffee (roasted for filter)
– 280ml water in total
– Total brew time: 1 minute 30 seconds
– Grind size: medium (a little finer than a pour over grind)
- Heat up at least 1/2 litre of fresh water to a boil. As the water heats, affix the filter paper in the filter holder and attach it to the Aeropress chamber's bottom.
- Position the Aeropress on top of your cup or jug. Rinse with hot water, discarding the rinse water from the cup once filtered. This warms your Aeropress and cup while simultaneously rinsing the paper.
- Pour the ground coffee (17.5g) into the Aeropress chamber's bottom. Place the setup (with the cup underneath) on your scales and tare to zero.
- Add 200ml of boiling water to the coffee grounds. Ensure you pour evenly to saturate all the grounds. Begin your timer immediately. Agitate the coffee and water mixture gently.
- After waiting 30 seconds, pour an additional 80ml of boiling water into the Aeropress. Agitate again to mix the water and coffee grounds.
- Carefully insert the plunger into the Aeropress top. This creates a vacuum and prevents the coffee from seeping through the filter prematurely.
- At the 1 minute 30 seconds mark, steadily and slowly depress the plunger until all the brew is pushed through the paper filter. Be careful not to apply too much force, as this could lead to over-extraction.
Your freshly brewed coffee is ready to be savored. Stir it before drinking to ensure the flavors are evenly distributed. Enjoy the rich and full-bodied cup of coffee made with your Aeropress.