The Aeropress method is a relatively inexpensive and portable brewing method. It steeps water and coffee together, and then uses a piston to create pressure and push the water through the coffee grounds through a paper filter. Some describe it as the middle ground between a filter coffee maker and an espresso machine.
The Traditional AeroPress Method
The water to coffee ratio can be adjusted according to your taste, but we recommend 20g of coffee per 250mL of water (i.e. 1 heaped AeroPress scoop per standard cup).
Building your Coffee:
- Boil fresh water.
- Place a filter paper into the filter holder, twist and lock. Run some hot water through to heat the brewer and rinse the paper. Discard that water.
- Grind 20g of coffee to a medium grind (we offer a free grinding service with all coffee purchased!)
- Place the brewer on the top of the mug, add coffee in using the funnel and scoop.
- Add hot water (we recommend 250 mL) and give it a quick stir.
- Put the piston in place, make sure it’s sealed. Pull it back up slightly to create a vacuum inside the Aeropress and prevent liquid from dripping before the coffee is brewed.
- Let the coffee sit for 1 minute.
- Steadily plunge the liquid out (brewing should take 2-3 min).