The Aeropress is the coffee maker that brings together coffee aficionados from all over the world. This small, highly portable coffee maker can quickly brew small cups of delicious, espresso-like coffee. But to get the best coffee, you must hone your skills in using this coffee maker. That’s what this recipe is for!
What is Aeropress? Aeropress is a piston-style brewer that pumps coffee through a thin paper filter directly into a cup. It brews just a single serving of coffee at a time, but its size and durability make it a favorite device among travelers and campers. Aeropress coffee has a clean taste with clearly defined flavor notes thanks to the paper filter that stops any oil and sediment from getting in the cup.
By varying factors like grind size and brew time, people have developed hundreds of formulas, yielding a broad variety of distinctive cups. Even coffee concentrate that tastes like espresso can be made with the Aeropress. For experimenters and coffee drinkers who are intrigued, it is the ideal brewing equipment.
Now, let’s make coffee using Aeropress
How to make coffee using Aeropress
- Fresh coffee beans
- Filtered water
- AeroPress (with filters)
- Coffee grinder
- Coffee cup
- Stirring stick
- Digital scale (optional)
- Prepare your coffee and water. Bring about 7 ounces of water to a boil. Aim for a temperature of about 90 degrees Celsius in your kettle if it has one. If not, wait until the water has cooled for a minute or two after boiling to ensure that it is the correct temperature for the AeroPress. 7 ounces of water should be mixed with 15 to 16 grams (one rounded scoop) of coffee. You should ensure that your coffee is ground to a medium-fine level of fineness.
- Rinse your filter. Place the filter in the cap of the AeroPress and carefully pour hot water over it. Discard the rinse water. Then attach the filter cap to the brewing chamber.
- Set up the brewing chamber and add coffee grounds. Place the brewing chamber in a cup or other heat-safe container. Add the coffee grounds, being careful not to spill grounds on the seal.
- Start the timer and pour the water slowly. Start your timer and pour about an ounce of water in a circular motion over the grounds. Make sure you cover the grounds evenly. Then let the coffee bloom for 30 seconds.
- Pour the remaining water. Pour water to fill the chamber, up to the fourth line. Stir the mixture 10 times and then let the AeroPress sit for two minutes.
- Attach the plunger and carefully push it down. Slowly and steadily push the plunger down. Keep in mind that there will be 30 pounds of pressure, so it should take some effort to push. Keep pushing until you hear the hissing sound. At that point, all of the water has come through.
- Enjoy your hot brewed coffee. If you want to drink your coffee black, you’re done! You can also add hot water to make an Americano or hot milk for a latte. In the mood for an iced coffee? You can do that too!