The Aeropress is an amazing coffee brewing device, perfect for a single cup of coffee whether at home, on the road, or in the wild. The beauty in the Aeropress is the compact size, simplicity, and a unique cup profile that is somewhat of a cross between full immersion brewing methods and filter coffee. Quick, efficient, easy to clean, and ultra portable!
Who's it for?
Anyone who is interested in manual brewing methods at home or brewing coffee in traditionally inconvenient locations such as hotels, camping, or offices will enjoy the Aeropress. The cup profile is unique, clean, and highlights light to medium roasts in a beautiful way. We think every coffee lover should have an Aeropress in their kit!
Gather the Goods:
- Freshly Roasted FreeForm Coffee
- Aeropress Go Coffeemaker
- Burr Grinder
- Gram Scale (included scoop for measuring will work in a pinch)
- Filtered Water
- Aeropress stirring tool or spoon
- Aeropress Paper Filter
- Bring ~.5L of filtered water to 200-203° in a kettle.
- Remove the plunger from the Aeropress and place paper filter into black Aeropress cap, screwing the cap back onto the Aeropress.
- Place brewing tube (the one with the filter and cap) on top of a serving vessel. You can use the included plastic Aeropress cup, a mug of your own, or a glass server. Free pour the hot water into the brewing tube, ensuring the paper filter is thoroughly wet to rinse the filter and preheat your serving vessel. Drain water from serving vessel once complete.
- Grind 14g of coffee on a fine-medium setting on your grinder and place in Aeropress. In the absence of a scale, a full Aeropress coffee scoop should weigh out approximately 14g.
- Place Aeropress, coffee and serving vessel on a scale, being sure to tare to zero.
- Start timer and pour hot water, making sure to evenly saturate the ground coffee until the scale reads 200g. Using the stirring tool, stir the coffee and water slurry 3-5 times or until there are no remaining clumps of ground coffee.
- Gently insert the tip of the plunger into the brewing tube, but do not push far enough to extract any of the coffee. This creates a vacuum-like seal that will keep the coffee from draining with gravity and help retain the heat.
- After 1 minute, remove the Aeropress and vessel from the scale, pop the plunger off and give the slurry one more stir. Then, place the plunger back in the tube and slowly press down until all of the coffee is extracted. This should take about 15 seconds or so.
- Remove the Aeropress and, over a compost bin or trash can, unscrew the black cap and press the plunger all the way through until the coffee and filter pop out. Give the brewer a quick rinse and enjoy your brew!
- This recipe is produces a single cup of coffee which may not fill a large mug. If you wish to have a larger brewed cup, adjust the coffee grounds in the recipe to 20g and dilute your brewed cup with an additional 100g of hot water.
- Please be very careful when pressing the plunger down, doing so smoothly and gently to avoid a mess, as well as ensuring that your serving vessel can withstand the pressure (no paper cups!). Also, be sure to remove the Aeropress from your scale before plunging, as the pressure could damage your scale.
- While many people use volume to brew at home (cups of water and scoops of coffee), a small investment in a gram scale will do wonders for the consistency of your coffee. You may already have a kitchen scale at home you can use, or a simple affordable coffee scale such as the OXO 6lb Precision Scale is well worth the investment and will be useful for all of your future brewing adventures.