- Paper filter
- Freshly roasted coffee beans
This method involves placing ground coffee beans in a paper or metal filter that sits in a plastic tube. Hot water is poured over the coffee, and then a plunger is used to create pressure and extract the coffee into a cup.
The Aeropress method is known for producing a clean, smooth cup of coffee with low acidity. It's a great option for those who enjoy a milder cup of coffee.
- Boil water in a kettle and let it sit for a few seconds to reach the ideal temperature of 80-85°C.
- Place a paper filter in the Aeropress and rinse it with hot water to remove any paper taste. Discard this water before brewing.
- Grind 15 grams of freshly roasted coffee beans to a medium-fine consistency (like table salt).
- Place the Aeropress on a scale and add the coffee grounds.
- Pour 50 grams of hot water over the coffee grounds, making sure to saturate them evenly. Wait for 15 seconds to allow the coffee to degas (called blooming).
- Slowly pour the remaining 240 grams of hot water onto the coffee grounds.
- Stir the coffee for 10 seconds to ensure even extraction.
- Place the plunger on the Aeropress and let the coffee steep for another 1 minute.
- After 1 minute, press the plunger down slowly.
- Pour coffee into your mug and enjoy!
- Use freshly roasted coffee beans for the best flavor.
- Experiment with different coffee-to-water ratios and grind sizes to find your preferred taste. The most popular is 1:13 (15g:240g)
- Use a scale for greater precision and consistency.