AeroPress

What You Need

AeroPress Coffee Brewer

AeroPress Coffee Filter

AeroPress Stirrer

Water ≈ 200°F

Ground Coffee ≈ 15g

Gram Scale

Timer

Let’s Get Started

1. Setting Up

Start by removing the filter basket and placing the paper filter inside. Carefully pour hot water through the filter to remove any paper taste.

Then you can pour some water into your cup to preheat it.

2. Water to coffee ratio of 16:1

We’ll be using a water to coffee ratio of approximately 16:1. This is a great starting point, but you may find that a little more or a little less coffee is suitable to your palate. I’ll be using 250g of water and 15g, or about 2 tablespoons, of whole bean coffee.

3. Grind your coffee

Grind the coffee on a setting that is slightly more fine than standard drip.

4. Start Brewing

We will be brewing with the inverted method and we’ll assemble the brewer with the rubber plunger just inside the brew chamber.

Add your coffee to the AeroPress and zero out your scale. Then, start a 3-minute timer to begin brewing.

Pour about 125g of water into the coffee grounds, making sure they are evenly saturated. Allow the coffee to bloom for about 30 seconds.

5. Stir And Add The Rest Of The Water

Next, give the coffee a couple stirs and slowly add another 125g of water. Then we’ll screw the filter basket on and empty our preheated cup while we wait for the coffee to finish brewing.

6. Press and Serve

Now that we’ve reached our total brew time of 3 minutes, carefully flip the AeroPress and place it on top of your cup. Slowly but firmly press the plunger down until all the liquid has passed through the bed of coffee. This is indicated by the subtle hissing sound it makes. It should take about 20 – 30 seconds.

If it presses too fast you may need to adjust your grind size slightly more fine and if it presses too slow you may need to coarsen it.

Now you’re ready to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee.

Cheers.