AeroPress - A Modern Marvel
Only invented in 2005, the new kid in town has quickly become very popular amongst the caffeinated. Alan Adler - we bow to your genius.
It is a real joy to use and its versatility makes it the “Swiss Army Knife” of your coffee brewing collection. It produces a coffee akin to a French Press but with bolder flavour and a cleaner crisper finish; if you like to vary your coffee strength depending on your mood, this is the method for you.
It's easy and quick clean up makes it perfect for a fuss-free morning
There are endless recipes for how to use an AeroPress coffee maker or indeed it's little sister and perfect travel companion, the AeroPress Go, but this is our favourite. We know this recipe uses more coffee than usual for AeroPress instructions, but the winners and finalists of the last few AeroPress championships have all used around 30g of coffee (see here https://aeropress.com/championships/wac-recipes/)
AeroPress Coffee Recipe
- Place the AeroPress in the inverted position on the scales and tare to zero. Place filter paper in the filter cap, rinse with cold water, and put to the side.
- Add 30g of coffee of medium/fine ground coffee - or if using a Wilfa Nymalt coffee grinder set to the “A” of AeroPress. Tare scales again to zero.
- With the kettle straight off the boil, add 180g of water to your AeroPress and stir vigorously for 10 seconds to make sure all the grounds are wet and agitated as fast as possible.
- Leave to brew for two minutes.
- Attach filter cap with rinsed filter and (still inverted) depress the AeroPress until no air remains and coffee reaches the paper filter with a gentle hiss and a bubble.
- Now flip the AeroPress over, place on your favourite mug or decanter and plunge slowly but firmly. You may want to do this step on a work surface rather than scales.
- Tare off scales for the final time and dilute your freshly brewed coffee by adding 100ml/g of hot water*.
*If you prefer your coffee cooler, add cold water. If you prefer stronger coffee, dilute with less water or if you find you prefer a lighter cup try adding a little more, we suggest trying in increments of 25g/ml of water.