AEROPRESS BREW GUIDE (INVERSION METHOD)
The AeroPress is possibly the easiest and most convenient way to brew coffee at home or on the go. A must have brewer for weekends away and camping trips, not only because of how small it packs away but because it can make a seriously tasty brew!
Luckily that almost everything you need to brew amazing AeroPress comes with the original unit. But as a checklist, make sure you have the following;
- Filter papers
- Dosing Cup
- Spoon/Aero Paddle
- Coffee beans
- 13g coffee
- 200ml water
- 96 degree water
Start with a medium grind size similar to rough beach sand.
- Get the kettle on the boil and grind your coffee.
- Add your filter paper to the Aeropress cap and thoroughly rinse with your hot water (96degrees)
- Put the plunger rubber stopper in to about the top of the #4 mark on the Aeropress (1-2cm in). Invert the Aeropress and place on your scales so you can add your coffee and hot water.
- Preheat your Aeropress and cup/vessel with hot water before brewing. This will help keep the temperature stable while brewing.
- Add your 13g of ground coffee to the Aeropress and tare the scales back to 0. Start your timer and gently pour in 200g of hot water.
- Stir for 5-10 seconds and ensure all coffee is saturated and well mixed.
- Add the cap with the filter paper.
- At the 1:30 mark on your timer, put your cup on top of the Aeropress and invert. It helps to avoid spillage if you put the cup on the Aeropress before you invert!
- At 1:45 start your plunge! Apply pressure gently and consistently, this should take 15-30 seconds to complete and all water should be pressed through.
- Empty and rinse your AeroPress straight away and then enjoy your coffee!
- If your coffee tastes too weak or watery, try adding more coffee and a finer grind size -If your coffee tastes too acidic, try a longer brew time or a finer grind size
- If your coffee tastes bitter try a quicker extraction or a coarser grind size