BREW GUIDE: AEROPRESS
WHAT YOU NEED
Hot water (91° C)
Aeropress paddle or other stirrer
STEP 1: SET FILTER & RINSE
Start by placing a round Aeropress paper filter into the perforated Aeropress filter cap.
Tightly screw cap with filter in place onto Aeropress.
Using 150 ml of hot water, rinse the paper filter and preheat your Aeropress.
Place preheated Aeropress on your cup/server on a scale.
STEP 2: WEIGH & GRIND
Weigh out 15 grams of coffee beans. You may adjust the amount later if you feel like you want to increase or decrease the strength and body of your brew.
Grind your coffee to a grind size that is about half way between fine and medium. It should be somewhere between the size of table salt and white-sugar granules.
Place your ground coffee into the preheated Aeropress. Once the coffee is in the Aeropress, tap your Aeropress to level the coffee bed.
STEP 3: POUR
Start your timer and pour 110ml of hot water into your Aeropress. Pour moderately quickly so that you reach the 110ml by 15 seconds.
Using your paddle or stirrer, gently stir the water and coffee slurry in a circular motion for 15 seconds until you reach the 30 second mark on your timer. Be sure to stir to the very bottom of the coffee slurry to make sure everything is well integrated, taking care not to touch the paper filter at the bottom.
Pour another 110mls of hot water at the same flow rate so that you reach a total of 220mls by 45 seconds. Stir again for another 15 seconds.
STEP 4: PLUNGE
At the 1:00 mark, gently press the plunger into place at the top of the Aeropress. Move your Aeropress and mug/server off the scale.
Once the timer reaches 1:30 begin to press on the plunger with moderate pressure. If you have to push too hard to make the plunger go down, it means your coffee was ground too fine and next time you should try a courser grind. If the plunger goes down without much resistance, then your coffee was too course and you should next try grinding finer.
Your goal is to finish plunging by 2:15 so your plunge will be quite slow. Be careful not to push too hard as this will make your final cup a bit cloudy.
STEP 5: SERVE
Once you hear a hissing sound, stop pressing on the plunger. Remove your Aeropress from the cup or server and set aside.
Stir or swirl then serve!