The Aeropress is one of the most versatile brewers with many different schools of thought, there is even a whole championship and community dedicated to finding new and innovative ways to brew it.
The Aeropress allows for many variations of your brew - from the orientation, the timing, the agitation, or the dilution - this versatile brewer produces delicious coffee and there is no single ‘best way’ to brew it. Simply different ways of accentuating the various characteristics!
The Aeropress caters towards the coffee fanatic, who enjoys tinkering and learning from forever evolving brews. Our aim with this blog is to give you the fundamentals and so you can use it as a launchpad to play about with the different techniques and learn for yourself! To fully explore this brewer, we highly recommend having:
As with any brew method, you will need to use your taste, smell, and sight when brewing to understand what works, and what doesn’t. So try new things, and don’t be afraid to think outside the box...even if it does result in the odd funky in the morning cup!
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Start the Aeropress inverted
Step 1: Boil your kettle with at least 250ml fresh filtered water.
Step 2: Rinse the filter paper with the boiled water.
Step 3: Place 18g filter ground coffee into the Aeropress, we used 'Holy Grail' this time.
Step 4: Start a stopwatch. Add 35g of water at 95 Celsius and stir for 5 seconds.
Step 5: At 20 seconds, add a further 185g of water, and fix the filter to the Aeropress.
Step 6: At 55s invert the Aeropress onto your mug or jug and press with medium pressure. It should take until 1m30s for all the coffee to be pressed through the puck.