09 May Our Brew Guide for Aeropress
The Aeropress is a one-cup brewer that is simple, portable and lightweight.
It is a straightforward and convenient way to make freshly brewed coffee whether at home, work or travelling.
This oversized syringe is also inexpensive, compact and very easy to clean.
The Aeropress has grown in popularity amongst coffee enthusiasts as the go-to manual extraction brewing method.
Over 3000 passionate converts from around the globe come together annually to compete in the World Aeropress Championships, now in its 11th year.
Our top tips for the perfect brew –
QUALITY: Use fresh, quality coffee – ideally whole bean and grind as needed
GRIND: Preferably use coffee that has been ground in between espresso (finer) and plunger (coarser) grind.
Experiment with grinds to get yours right. It is recommended that the grind should be as fine as table salt/ caster sugar.
WATER: Use pure or filtered water when possible
QUANTITY: We recommend the use of a scale for accuracy, otherwise use approx 17g of coffee to 220ml water.
The Aeropress is open to experimentation so play around with ratios.
CLEAN: Thoroughly clean and dry before and after use. Always rinse filters to eliminate any paper flavours
EQUIPMENT: Aeropress, filter, tablespoon or scoop, kettle, cup
Standard Method –
Fill your kettle or saucepan with filtered water and either bring to the boil and let stand briefly or remove it from the heat just off the boil
Place the filter in the base and rinse with hot water then completely empty
Measure approx. 14 – 17g ground coffee (two tablespoons))
Sit the device atop your mug/ cup and add the coffee to the chamber
Fill with half the water (100 mls)
Add the remaining hot water
Stir again, wait 2 minutes
Insert plunger and push down with even, steady pressure to extract
Stop depressing when you hear a hissing sound (approx 30 seconds)
Inverted Method –
Set your Aeropress to the inverted position without the cap
Add coffee and water as per Standard Method
Attach cap and filter to the chamber
Flip the Aeropress carefully and place atop mug/ cup
Push to extract
Remove cap and filter
Push the plunger to eject the puck (spent coffee)
Rinse and wipe dry
Extra Tips –
Eject used coffee grounds immediately after use for longevity of your Aeropress
Filters can be washed and reused
Compost your grinds and used filters
Use @byronbaycoffeecompany beans
So if you like your coffee quick and with a minimum of fuss, Aeropress and enjoy.