A versatile and easy-to-use coffee maker, the AeroPress allows you to brew a delicious cup of coffee wherever the road takes you. Whether you’re a coffee enthusiast experimenting with a variety of brewers or simply looking for a way to craft a great cup on your next outdoor adventure, this guide will walk you through the process from start to finish.
- Heat your water to approximately 195 degrees Fahrenheit. Gooseneck kettles typically allow you to control the temperature of your water. If you don’t have one handy, consider using a thermometer. Temperature is important because you want to extract flavor from the coffee without burning it.
- Insert a paper filter into the cap and rinse it thoroughly with hot water. This will prevent a papery taste from transferring to the coffee. Dispose of the rinse water.
- Assemble the AeroPress and place it such that the numbers are upside down.
- Grind your coffee such that it’s nearly as coarse as sea salt. Gather one rounded scoop (~17 grams) of coffee. With the help of the funnel, pour the coffee into the AeroPress.
- Slowly pour ~34 grams of heated water over the grounds. Ensure you’ve saturated the grounds fully and evenly. Allow the coffee to bloom for 25 to 30 seconds.
- Fill the rest of the chamber with water (~166 grams) and wait for 1 minute.
- Stir the mixture gently for about 10 seconds.
- Apply the cap to the AeroPress tightly and flip it over.
- Press the plunger down slowly and steadily. It should take about 20 to 30 seconds. If you find that it takes less time, your coffee may be too coarse. If it takes too long, or you feel too much resistance, your coffee may be too fine.
The instructions above serve as a great starting point but don’t be afraid to experiment with different coffee to water ratios, temperatures, and brewing times to create your own perfect cup.
For a truly immersive experience, consider our AeroPress Starter Kit, which contains a full AeroPress brewing kit and two, 12 oz. bags of our small batch specialty coffee.
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