Aeropress

Created by inventor of the Aerobie frisbee, this pump styled coffee maker has developed a cult following. It’s ultra-portable for those who want to brew different on the go and it makes great coffee. There are endless techniques for using Aeropress, but we’re going to cover the ‘inverted’ method here, which means brewing upside-down (the kit, not yourself).

Header aeropress
Crucial kit
  • Aeropress brewer
    Aeropress Brewer
  • Filter
    Aeropress Filter
  • Scoop
    Aeropress Scoop
    Or 17g of coffee Aeropress Paddle
  • Hot water
    Hot water just off the boil
  • Cup
    Mug
Pro tweaks
  • Grinder
    Grinder (to grind right before brewing)
  • Timer
    Timer
  • Timer
    96°C Water
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Lets brew it

Aeropress 1

Bring your water to a boil then let it cool for about 1 minute.

Aeropress 2

Measure out 2 full AeroPress scoops of coffee beans (about 4 tablespoons) and grind until fine.

Aeropress 3

Assemble the AeroPress with a paper filter inside the cap and place on top of a mug or cup. Drizzle a little warm water in to wet the filter.

Aeropress 4

Place the funnel on top of the cup and pour in the coffee. Remove the funnel.

Aeropress 5

Pour in coffee until it comes up to the top line on the AeroPress;

Aeropress 6

Pour in coffee until it comes up to the top line on the AeroPress;

Aeropress 7

Insert the plunger. Firmly press down the plunger until you hear a long hiss;

Aeropress 8

Taste the coffee and if desired add more water. The AeroPress makes a concentrated cup of coffee and if desired you can split this amount between two cups and add a little more hot water.

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