The AeroPress is a device for brewing coffee invented in 2005 by Aerobie president Alan Adler. The AeroPress is a very versatile brewing method where coffee can be brewed following a great variety of recipes. The goal is for you to find the perfect recipe, no matter what kind of coffee you're brewing or the style of drink you want. Ervery year, during the International AeroPress Competition (W.A.C), baristas and coffee enthusiasts from over 60 countries battle to win the title of AeroPress Champion. For inspiration on recipes, check out the previous years competitors' recipes.
What you'll need:
AeroPress paper filters
A kettle/pouring kettle
15g of coffee
230g of water
This recipe is for brewing AeroPress using the "inverted method".
The brewing ratio followed is 1:15 grams.
Fill your kettle with filtered water and switch it on. If you have a temperature controlled kettle, heat the water to 95ºC - 96ºC. If not, heat the water to boiling and then wait a few minutes before using it.
Do not use distilled or chlorinated water as they will compromise the coffee flavours.
Weigh out 15 grams of coffee and grind to a medium setting.
Remove the filter cap from the bottom chamber (cylinder).
Place the paper filter in the filter cap and thoroughly rinse with hot water to remove any paper taste from the filter.
Take the plunger (top cylinder) and push the rubber end into the smooth end of the chamber (bottom cylinder). Don't push all the way in, but just about 1cm in as you will need room to fill the chamber with water.
Flush the chamber with hot water and empty.
Place the AeroPress on the scale and tare.
Add 15g of freshly ground coffee into the chamber, level off and tare the scale.
Pour 100 grams of water and give the grounds a good stir to allow them to get fully wet.
As you start pouring the hot water on top of the ground coffee, start the timer.
Pour the remaining 130g of water and stir.
The final weight reading on the scale should be 230 grams.
Allow the coffee to sit undisturbed until the timer reads 2 minutes.
Attach the filter cap with the paper filter to the chamber.
Turn the AeroPress and rest it on a metal jug or a mug.
Gently press down on the top of the plunger with one hand and hold the lip of the AeroPress on top of your jug/mug with the other.
Keep pushing and stop the moment you hear the hissing sound of the air escaping.
Lift the AeroPress from your jug/mug and discard the filter paper and spent ground coffee.
Serve and enjoy.
You can experiment with quantities of coffee and water. By changing the brew ratio or concentration, you will achieve a stronger or more diluted brew.
For this brewing method, we recommend using our light roast single origin beans.