Portable and lightweight, the AeroPress is a great travel companion and can brew a full-bodied cup wherever you are. The standard method makes a concentrated dose of coffee similar to an espresso.
What you’ll need:
- Aeropress filter
- 17g coffee (approximately 8.5 teaspoons) in AeroPress grind
- 230ml water (1.5 tablespoon less than 1 cup) at 90°C (5:30 minutes off boil)
- Scales, if possible, otherwise follow eye measurements
- Add 17g coffee.
- Add 80ml of 90℃ water and start a timer.
- Stir a few times to wet all the grinds and leave for 20 seconds.
- Add the remaining water and vacuum seal the AeroPress.
- After 90 seconds on the timer, press down evenly and gradually for 30-50 seconds, until you hear a hissing sound.
- The Aeropress method typically uses much lower brew temperatures. This is because of the immense pressure used to extract the flavors as opposed to other manual brew methods.
- Slow pressing is key to using the pressure correctly, and to avoid an unclean cup!
- Bloom or (pre-infusion) is always important to take out sourness. Blooming is when you pour a little water to wet your coffee grinds, wait a few seconds, and then start to pour the rest of the water. You will see small bubbles appear during the blooming process which is carbon dioxide being released. This process helps eliminate carbon dioxide present in your freshly roasted coffee, allowing the remaining water to absorb more flavours from the coffee.