Aeropress cold brew coffee is a game changer in cold brew coffee making. While the traditional cold brew method can take up to 24 hours to make cold brew coffee, the Aeropress method only takes 2 minutes. Learn how to make the best cold brew coffee with an Aeropress by following this recipe.
Summer is quickly approaching in Singapore. It’s hot and sunny outside, and all you can think about is a tall glass of iced coffee. But it’s not just any old iced coffee because you’re sick of coffee with ice. What you want is a cold brew coffee that can be made in minutes rather than hours. Then you’ve arrived at the right place.
Using a fine grind coffee and a quick one-minute stir time, an Aeropress can make cold brew in just two minutes. Unlike the traditional cold brew method, the Aeropress can only produce a small amount of cold brew. You can only make 1 to 2 cups of cold brew in a single brewing session. However, with a short brewing time, 1 to 2 cups are worth the effort.
What about the taste? Surprisingly, by optimizing the contact between the coffee grounds and water, we are able to efficiently extract those rich and delectable flavors you seek.
What are you waiting for? Let’s make the best cold brew coffee recipe with an Aeropress.
How to make Aeropress cold brew coffee
1. Measure out 30 grams of whole coffee beans
After selecting your beans, weigh out 30 grams to prepare for grinding. This may appear tedious, but it is a necessary step in achieving the desired level of intensity.
2. Grind your coffee on a coarse setting
It’s essential to grind as coarsely as possible when making cold brew (even coarser you would for a French press).
Grinding too fine will cause the coffee to over extract, extracting unwanted acidity and bitterness. If you want a shorter steep time, such as 4, 8, or even 12 hours, you can experiment with a finer grind size, but this is not recommended. Be patient, and your cold brew will taste better.
3. Invert Aeropress and add the coffee
It is important to invert the AeroPress because the coffee and water must steep for 24 hours. So go ahead and flip the AeroPress. Place it on your scale and fill it with ground coffee.
4. Add room temperature water and stir gently
Pour in 132 g of room temperature water.
After adding the water, gently stir it with a paddle or spoon to ensure that all of the grounds are in contact with the water for a minute. To keep anything from falling into the coffee, cover the top of the AeroPress with a filter or a cup.
5. Let sit for 24 hours at room temperature
Allow your coffee to come to room temperature. Avoid putting it in the fridge because it will slow down the process.
6. After 24 hours, add filter to basket, screw onto Aeropress, and flip onto a glass
Finally, flip the AeroPress over, keep the cup over the opening.
You can either plunge it to finish it quickly or remove the plunger and let it drip for a minute or two on its own. Your Aeropress cold brew coffee is now ready to drink.