The Aeropress is a versatile and cost-effective brewing method that delivers a smooth cup of coffee, free from the bitterness often associated with drip machines. Experience the magic of saturation brewing with this guide.
Equipment You'll Need
- Aeropress Brewer
Coffee Amount and Grind Size
- 15–18 grams
- Slightly finer than sea salt
Water Amount and Temperature:
- 200g (7 oz) at 205° - 210°F
- Prepare Your Water and Coffee: Bring 7 oz (200 g) of water to a boil. Weigh out 15–18 grams of coffee. Grind to a texture slightly finer than sea salt.
- Prepare the Filter: Insert a paper filter into the AeroPress's detachable plastic cap. Use some of your hot water to wet your filter and cap.
- Assemble Your AeroPress: Make sure the entire assembly is dry, as any residual moisture can compromise the device’s seal.
- Place it on Your Scale: With the flared end up, then tare the weight.
- Add Your Ground Coffee: Be careful not to spill any grounds into the ring-shaped gutter at the top of the AeroPress.
- Saturate Your Coffee Grounds: Start a timer. Add twice the weight of water than you have grounds (e.g., for 15 grams coffee, add 30 grams water). The water should be about 200 degrees F.
- Fill the Chamber and Stir: Use the remainder of the hot water to fill the chamber. After a minute has elapsed, stir grounds 10 times to agitate.
- Fasten the Cap and Flip: Fasten the cap, ensuring it locks into the grooves tightly. Flip the whole assembly over with haste and control.
- Apply Pressure: Position it atop your brew vessel and begin applying downward pressure. You will experience about 30 pounds of resistance here.
- Discard the Puck and Enjoy: Once you’ve unscrewed the cap, you can pop out the filter and the puck of condensed grounds by simply pushing AeroPress’s interior section a final inch.