It's not very often that you come across a piece of equipment in the coffee industry that has taken the world by storm quite like the AeroPress Coffee Maker has. With its global following of quite epic proportions, it has definitely earned its place in the specialty coffee hall of fame. Despite its simplicity, it offers incredible control over your all your brew variables making it incredibly popular amongst coffee lovers. Although having this level of control is great for achieving amazing results, it can leave some beginner home brewers feeling a little overwhelmed. This is why we've put together one our favourite AeroPress recipes which will serve as a great starting point for anyone new to the AeroPress. This recipe will take you through the basics of brewing with an AeroPress, but once you're comfortable, start playing around with your variables and tweak this recipe to make it your own.
What You Need To Brew With An AeroPress
- An AeroPress (obviously)
- 17g of medium ground coffee
- 250ml of water (92°C)
- A Timer. Most coffee scales have built in timers, but your phone will do.
- A coffee grinder. Freshly ground is always better, but if you don't have a grinder, don’t worry, we can grind your coffee at the right setting for you.
- A scale. Weighing your coffee and water is always best when brewing coffee, however, if you don't have a scale, try use a measured scoop so you can repeat the process each time.
- A variable temperature kettle or kitchen thermometer. This might seem like a bit of an overkill but it really does make the world of difference - water too hot will over extract, water too cold will stall your brew. If you can’t measure the temperature of your water, try make sure it is just off the boil as rapidly boiling water is not ideal for brewing coffee with.
AeroPress Recipe Method
- Place your AeroPress in the inverted position on your scale and tare.
- Add 17g of Medium grind coffee
- Place the filter into the cap (use two filters if you wish to achieve a cleaner tasting cup) and rinse with hot water.
- Tare your scales, start your timer and add 40g of hot water.
- Stir the coffee to ensure that all the grounds have been saturated and allow the coffee to bloom for 30 seconds.
- At the 30 second mark, fill your AeroPress to 250g.
- Gently stir the coffee again for 5-10 seconds
- Place the cap with the rinsed filter onto the AeroPress and press out any excess air and flip the AeroPress onto a cup or your chosen brewing vessel.
- Begin to plunge your AeroPress at 1:30min. You want to plunge slowly for around 30 seconds making your entire brew time 2 minutes.
- Sit back and enjoy your delicious, freshly brewed cup of specialty coffee.