The Aeropress is a direct-infusion method combined with pressure that can create an extraction in a relatively brief amount of time. The Aeropress has recently captured the imagination of the coffee community because of its versatility. For example, many choose to create a coffee concentrate with the Aeropress, diluting it to taste afterwards, while others choose to invert the device while brewing in order to change the brewing parameters and add levels of complexity to the brew.
Aeropress Brew Guide
- Remove the plunger and filter cap from the chamber. Place paper filter disc into the filter cap, pre wet the filter, and screw back on to the chamber.
- Add 19g of finely ground coffee (filter drip grind) to the chamber and place on a pre-heated carafe. Place entire set-up on a scale and tare to zero.
- Start a timer and slowly pour 270 grams of 210°F water over the ground coffee ensuring that all grounds are saturated. Place the plunger on top to insulate the brew and steep for 1:30.
- After 1:30, remove the plunger and stir the brew for 5 seconds.
- Remove the Aeropress set-up from the scale, replace the plunger on the chamber and slowly press down on the plunger to extract the coffee. This process should take around 30 seconds. Serve immediately.
NOTE: This is just one of a myriad of recipes for Aeropress brews. This recipe was chosen because of its ease of use and relatively quick (2:05) brew time. There are other recipes that involve inverting the Aeropress, using different steep times, varying methods of stirring, stirring multiple times during the brew, brewing a concentrated extraction then diluting it, and so forth. It is recommended that a pre-heated steaming pitcher be used for brewing for greater stability and to accommodate potential overflow.
Be sure to clean the Aeropress immediately after brewing.