Aeropress Brewing Guide
Which beans? Filter beans are usually recommended for the Aeropress, however it is a flexible piece of kit to play and experiement with (that's why we love it!) so there are no real rules here. We have used espresso beans with our Aeropress and it worked really well on the standard setting - delicious mixed with steamed milk and created a drink similar to a latte.
What grind? Use medium-fine grind.
Aeropress is a simple piece of genius. Depending on your interest in details it can be the most straightforward way to brew coffee or it can be very complicated. The versatility of the Aeropress is what gives it such a cult following the world over and has spawned international championships, independent competitions and events!
The instructions that come with the Aeropress describe a perfectly easy way to produce a small sweet ’shot’ of concentrate.
For a quick and easy (around 2 minutes) method for filter coffee - try this 'inverted' 30 Second Stages method for excellent results;
- Put the plunger inside the main chamber of the Aeropress so it forms a seal. Push up to number 4. Place upside down on the plunger, leaving the other side open and facing up.
- Add 1 Aeropress scoop of beans (16gm) with a medium grind to fine (drip grind) to the upturned chamber and shake flat
- Add near boiling water (attempting to get around 92-95C so wait about 30 seconds after boiling) up to between no.2 and no.3 and, holding the outer chamber, give a quick stir and swirl so all the grounds are mixed into a slurry.
- Let bloom for 30 seconds then fill to the top with the water and lock in the presoaked cap and filter paper and wait for 30 seconds.
- Next grab the outer chamber and flip the Aeropress onto your cup and plunge slowly - should take about 30 seconds.
- Give the cup a stir to mix any layering of flavours.
- Rinse the 3 parts which only takes...thats right, 30 seconds! Enjoy!