Two methods of brewing perfect coffee and home with an Aeropress

by Sam Hookham October 07, 2016

Two methods of brewing perfect coffee and home with an Aeropress

The Original Method

  • Heat the water Bring your water to a boil then let it cool for about 1 minute. Aim for about 90 - 95 degrees Celsius
  •  Grind your beans Measure out 1-heaped Aeropress scoop of coffee beans (about 17g) and grind quite fine, you can add an extra scoop next time to achieve a stronger brew
  •  Wet the filter Assemble the Aeropress with a paper filter inside the cap and place on top of your favorite mug. Drizzle a little hot water in to wet the filter. Remember to tip away the papery water
  •  Add your coffee grounds Place the funnel on top of the cup and pour in the coffee. Remove the funnel
  •  Add the water Pour in the water until it comes up to the top line on the Aeropress
  • Stir Use the paddle stirrer (or a spoon) to stir once, briefly, leave to brew for 90 seconds
  • Press Firmly press down the plunger until you hear a long hiss
  • Taste and dilute Taste the coffee and if desired add more water. The Aeropress makes a concentrated ‘espresso style’ cup of coffee and if desired you can split this amount between two cups and add a little more hot water.
 

The Upside-Down/Reverse/Inverted Method

  • Assemble the AeroPress upside-down Heat the water and grind the coffee as described above. Assemble the Aeropress by putting the plunger in the chamber
  •  Flip upside-down but don't put the cap or filter on
  • Pour in your coffee grounds Put the funnel in. Pour your ground coffee into the chamber
  • Pour in the water Add hot water until the chamber is almost full
  •  Stir once Allow to brew for 1 minute. Try for 1 minute, but adjust in future batches if this comes out too strong or too weak
  • Put on the cap Place a filter in the cap and screw tightly onto the chamber Flip over, carefully! Quickly and carefully flip the full Aeropress over so the cap is down, and place on a mug or pitcher
  •  Press Press as directed above
  • Taste and dilute Again, taste and dilute if desired with more hot water
 
Now, sit and enjoy your expertly extracted Aeropress coffee.


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