AeroPress combines immersion (where water and coffee grounds steep, like French press) and filtration (like pour over, because it uses a paper filter).
The AeroPress is a simple device, with a chamber made from tough, heat-resistant plastic. A plunger fits into the top of this, forming an airtight seal. On the base of the cylinder, a filter cap screws securely into place, holding the filter and the coffee grounds in place.
You will need
- Hot water (195–205 °F)
How to brew with an Aeropress
- Heat 7 fl oz of water until it is almost boiling. (Recommended temperature = (195–205 °F).
- Weigh 18 g (or 2.5 tbsp) of coffee and grind medium-fine, about the size of granulated table size.
- Place a filter in the AeroPress cap and rinse to get rid of paper flavor.
- Add coffee grounds to the AeroPress chamber. *Tip: Brew “inverted” with the plunger on the bottom.
- Start the timer and add half of the hot water, enough to wet all the grounds and fill the AeroPress about half way. Stir a few times to saturate all grounds. Add the remaining water, pouring evenly to the top.
- At 1 minute 45 seconds, stir a few more times, then secure the filter and cap to the AeroPress
- At 2 minutes, flip onto cup or carafe and press down slowly. Stop pressing when you hear a hissing sound. Total brew time should be around 2.5 minutes.
- Remove the AeroPress and enjoy!