The AeroPress was invented in 2005 by Aerobie and has rapidly become a cult product in the world of speciality coffee. Developed on the premise that a lower temperature reduces acidity and bitterness producing a sweeter tasting cup of coffee, the AeroPress uses a fine grind and unique brew style that maximises coffee purity and extracts every last drop of flavour.
Professional baristas and roasters agree that the AeroPress has the ability to produce the same quality coffee as a machine worth hundreds of pounds.
What you need
Fresh Ariosa Coffee
Pre heat and prep
Bring enough water to just below a boil (~200° F / ~93° C ) in order to brew the coffee and pre-heat the AeroPress. Place the filter in the filter cap and preheat it by pouring a couple grams of hot water over it. Then pour a few grams into the AeroPress to preheat it as well.
Water and weight
Weigh out 17 grams of coffee and grind it medium. After you throw out the preheat water, place the grounds into the AeroPress. Pour right at 50 grams of water, saturating all the grounds evenly, and rest for 40 seconds to allow for bloom. The grounds will soak up the water, which will you allow you to pour more water in and brew more coffee overall
Add more water
After 40 seconds have passed, pour the remaining 200 grams of water in slowly and evenly so that all the grounds continue to be fully saturated and agitated as you pour. After a total of 1:30 has passed, place the cap on the Aeropress and flip the device over and onto a mug and shake the Aeropress slightly.
Begin pressing slowly. Too fast, and the bitterness in the grounds will be released. 30 seconds of pressure is ideal. Once you hear air being forced through the filter turn the Aeropress back over. Trash the filter and grounds, then rinse off the equipment.
The best part
Sip and enjoy!
Since the Aeropress creates a slightly smaller cup than most people drink, I walked you through creating a more concentrated cup. To balance out the flavors, add some hot water to dilute the coffee. I typically do this by just filling up the mug to where it would normally be if made through another brew method.