How to Brew an Aeropress

There are countless ways to brew an Aeropress, just check out the World Aeropress Championships to get an idea of what we mean. Aeropress is loved because it offers a full-bodied cup while still bringing out the coffee’s unique flavor profile and it’s easy to clean plastic, making it a valuable piece of equipment on any trip. Paired with a hand grinder, one could go anywhere in the world and enjoy a great cup of coffee. 

Tools:
-Spring water or filtered water
-195-205 F water temperature
-A burr grinder
-Scale
-Timer (to help control brew time)
-Freshly roasted whole bean coffee (2-14 days max), stored at room temperature in an airtight container. Grind right before use.
-Filter. There are paper filters and metal filters available. Paper filters allow for a clean cup. Metal filters allow for more body by way of oils and coffee particulates.

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Brewing:
-Place Aeropress upside-down and make sure the  plunger is at #4.
-Place a paper filter inside the cap and wet with hot water. 

filter cap

filter cap

-Using the funnel, pour 17 g of medium-fine coffee inside.
-Start your timer. With hot water, pour up to 120 grams or to #3. 
-Using a spoon, gently stir twice to soak all grounds.
-After 30 seconds, add water up to  240g or the top. 
-After 1 minute on the timer, stir 10 times. 
-Attach the filter cap with the paper filter, turn over onto a cup. Press until you hear a hissing sound. 

Repeat and enjoy!

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