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Aeropress Brew Guide

The AeroPress is a brilliant cross between filter, plunger and espresso (loosely!). The air pressure created when plunging forces the brewing water through the coffee grinds at higher pressure than other soft brew methods, and resultingly the AeroPress yields a punchy cup in quick order. Thanks to its lightweight and super robust design, the AeroPress is a handy little gadget to have in your arsenal for when you're travelling too.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • AeroPress + filters
  • Kettle
  • Grinder
  • Digital Scale
  • Timer
  • Stirring tool
  • Coffee cup

BREW TIME

60-90 seconds

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Bring a kettle to the boil, you’ll only need 200ml (nearly one cup).
  2. Weigh out 15-18 grams of coffee (depending on preferred strength).
  3. Grind to a fine texture (coarser than espresso, finer than filter).
  4. Insert one paper filter into the detachable black cap on the base of the AeroPress unit.
  5. Use a little hot water to wet the filter and cap. This will help the filter attach to the cap, and rinses out the papery taste of the fresh filter. Be careful holding the cap given it’s quite small.
  6. Draw the plunger of the AeroPress out so the seal sits on the top edge of the number 4 circle.
  7. Place the AeroPress unit on the scales with the filter cap end facing upwards, and tare.
  8. Add your 15-18g of ground coffee.
  9. Start a timer.
  10. Add twice the weight of water than you have grounds (e.g., for 15 grams coffee, add 30 grams water). The water should be approximately 95 degrees celcius.
  11. Ensure the coffee is evenly saturated then pat very gently with the paddle. Let it sit for 30 seconds.
  12. Fill the chamber up to 200ml with the remainder of the hot water.
  13. After a minute, stir the grounds gently 10 times to agitate.
  14. Fasten the filter cap, ensuring it locks into the grooves tightly.
  15. Flip the whole assembly over and position it atop your cup and begin applying downward pressure. This will feel like approximately 12kg of pressure. If the pushing feels too easy, your grind is likely too coarse; if it’s very hard to push, chances are the grind is too fine.
  16. Your coffee is fully brewed once it begins to make a hissing sound. This means there is no more water to push through the device. You will also feel the pressure completely release at this stage.
  17. Once you’ve unscrewed the cap, you can pop out the filter and the puck of condensed grounds by simply pushing the plunger a final inch.

BEAN RECOMMENDATION

AA7, Toasted, Nude, Decafe + any Single Origin

TIPS

Please note the AeroPress kit is available in our online store and includes filters.