Since its release in 2005, the Aeropress has grown in popularity and for good reason. The design is easy to use, easy to clean and store, and it allows you to produce a great cup of coffee quickly. The real magic of the Aeropress lies in the ability to create air pressure within the brew chamber and from being able to have all the coffee grounds fully immersed in water. These two factors combined create a cup of coffee that is smooth, rich, and typically low in acidity.
Below is a step-by-step guide to assist you in your brewing. These suggested parameters provide a foundation from which to start, though we highly encourage experimentation as you develop your personal preferences. Have fun with it and remember, “without the love, it’s just coffee.”
Things you’ll need:
- Aeropress and filter
- Burr grinder
- Digital scale that measures in grams
- Range server or your favorite coffee mug
- Whole bean specialty coffee
- Brew time: 2 minutes
- Coffee: 18g
- Water: 250g
- Coffee to water ratio: 1:14
- Grind: auto/drip
- Ideal water temperature: 195 – 200 degrees Fahrenheit
Place filter inside of filter cap and screw it onto the Aeropress. Put the Aeropress on top of your coffee mug or range server. Pour water through the brew chamber to preheat the brewer and rinse the filter. Discard rinse water.
Weigh out 18g of whole bean coffee. Grind for auto/drip. Place Aeropress on top of a coffee mug or range server. Pour ground coffee into the brewing chamber.
Place everything on your scale. Tare scale to zero with cup/range server underneath the Aeropress.
Start a timer and pour water to the “1” mark (appx. 83g of water). Stir.
Add more water, now pouring to the “2” mark (appx. 167g of water). Stir.
Add the final amount of water, filling the chamber to the “3” mark (appx. 250g of water). Stir.
Add top chamber and remove everything from the scale. Begin to press down slowly on the plunger and stop pressing when you hear a hissing sound. General brew time is between one and two minutes.
Take the Aeropress off your mug, let the coffee rest a few minutes, then enjoy!