Aeropress

The Aeropress uses an airtight seal to force water through coffee at high pressure. At first glance, the shape and design of the Aeropress can be perplexing (it kind of looks like a science experiment), but it has quickly become one of the most accessible means to a great cup of coffee. The high pressure inherent in brewing with the Aeropress results in a stronger cup of coffee with a moderate to heavy body-- think somewhere between drip coffee and espresso. The Aeropress produces a rich, full cup and emphasizes the sweetness and fruit notes in many lighter-roasted coffee varieties.

The Aeropress is a sprint to the slow-drip’s marathon. A 1-2 minute brew time produces a clean cup of coffee in a fraction of the time of other methods. The easy cleanup, durable material, and small size offers more portability unfrequented by other devices. Plane, train, and automobile friendly.

Ratio: 15 grams of coffee to 200 grams (7 oz) of water
Brewing for one.
Approximate Brew Time: 1:30 min

  1. Fill up your kettle and heat water. (Heat extra water for rinsing & cleaning)
  2. Invert plunger and pull back to just under the number “4.” Grind 15 grams (~2 tbsp) of freshly roasted coffee. (Grind size should be medium-fine/about the consistency of table salt).
  3. Using a funnel, pour the coffee into the top of the Aeropress. Give it a slight shake to make level.
  4. Start the timer and pour 200 grams (about 7 oz) of water into the Aeropress.
  5. Stir lightly. Allow 1 minute for brewing.
  6. Place filter on cap and rinse.
  7. Secure cap and flip the Aeropress onto your mug.
  8. Press down on the plunger until you hear the “hiss” of air escaping.

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