The AeroPress brings out the best in every bean. Its unique brewing method gives the richest coffee flavour, with less bitterness and acidity, and no grounds left in your cup! Total immersion brewing results in uniform extraction of the ultimate in full coffee flavour. Both a durable and portable option for brewing quality coffee it is definitely one of our absolute favourite brew methods here in Bear Market.
What you'll need:
- Wooden Spoon
to boil enough water for both the AeroPress and your brew vessel. 400 ml should do it.
Insert a paper filter into the detachable plastic cap.
Weigh out 18 grams of coffee.
Grind your coffee relatively fine – just a bit more than drip coffee.
Assemble the AeroPress making sure the entire assembly is dry, so as not to affect the seal.
Place it on your scale with the flared end up, then tare the weight. The numbers should appear upside-down. Add your ground coffee. Be careful not to spill any grounds into the ring-shaped gutter at the top of the AeroPress, as this can make attaching the cap a challenge later on.
Add twice the volume of water to your amount of grounds. For example, if you’ve got 18 grams of coffee, add 36 grams of water. Your water should be about 85 degrees Celsius.
Gently immerse the grounds. The goal here is not to stir them so much as it is to guarantee even saturation. Let this sit for 30 seconds.
Add another 160 grams of water and let sit for one minute.
Use the remainder of your water (it should be about 200 grams) to wet your filter and cap. This will both help the filter adhere to the cap while also heat your brewing vessel.
After a minute has elapsed, give your grounds a few stirs.
Screw the cap on being careful not to break the seal as the coffee is very hot! Place brewing vessel on top and flip the whole assembly over.
Begin applying downward pressure. You should experience about 30 pounds of resistance here. If the pushing feels too easy, your grind is likely too coarse; if it’s very hard to push, chances are the grind is a bit too fine. Your coffee’s fully brewed once it begins to make a hissing sound. This means there’s no more water to push through the device.
Once you’ve unscrewed the cap, you can pop out the filter and the puck of condensed grounds by simply pushing the interior section a final inch. Then pour your coffee and enjoy:)