The Areopress is the ultimate brewer for anyone who enjoys the outdoors, travel or just loves to tinker. Its durable plastic body won’t break in your bag and it also helps retain heat. The Areopress is one of the most versatile coffee brewers available, allowing great control over the brewing process.
YOU WILL NEED
- Coffee (18 grams)
- Aeropress filters
- Hot water
HOW TO BREW
1. Weigh out and grind 18g of coffee. The ground coffee should be a bit finer than sea salt.
2. Preheat the Aeropress base, brew chamber, and plunger. Rinse the filter to wash away any paper flavors.
3. Place the filter in the base, and lock the base onto the brew chamber.
4. Place your mug on top of your scale, and your Aeropress on top of the mug. Add the coffee to the brew chamber.
5. Start your timer and quickly pour 175g of hot water into the Aeropress (water should be about 200°F). Stir the coffee lightly, making sure there are no dry spots. Place the plunger into the Aeropress just enough to seal the top. This will both help heat retention, and prevent water from dripper out of the bottom.
6. At 50 seconds, remove the plunger, and stir for five seconds. Place the plunger back on the Aeropress.
7. At one minute 45 seconds, remove the plunger and stir again for five seconds.
8. Place the plunger back on the Aeropress and push down until you hear a hissing sound, about 20 seconds.
9. Unlock and remove the base. Discard the coffee grounds by pushing the plunger all the way down. The spent coffee should come out in a puck along with the filter. It’s best to do this over a receptacle.
10. Clean your Aeropress, and enjoy your coffee!
During the plunge in Step 8, there should be moderate resistance. If you feel a lot of resistance, the coffee is too fine; too little resistance and the coffee is too coarse. Aeropress recipes are highly customizable. Experiment with different brew parameters and have fun!