Aeropress Brew Guide
- AeroPress unit
- AeroPress filter
- Fresh coffee beans
- Adjustable burr grinder (or pre-ground coffee)
- Filtered water
Ratio: 11g of coffee / 200mL water
1.) Put the filter inside the AeroPress cap and rinse both with hot water; this will help seal the filter inside the cap. Attach cap to brewing chamber.
2.) Set brewer in standard position on a server/cup. Make sure that the brewer chamber is clean and totally dry before use or else the plunger tip may not seal properly inside. (Pre-heating the brewer before use won’t make any difference).
3.) Weigh approximately 11g of roasted coffee if you have scales, ground medium. (Use the scoop provided if you don’t have scales and fill it just below full – roughly 5mm from the top of the scoop). Add the coffee into the AeroPress brewing chamber.
4.) Pour approximately 200g of water evenly over the grounds (fill up to the number 3 if you don’t have scales); the aim is to wet all the coffee during pouring. Tip: If you boil the water and let it cool down for a minute, this temperature should be okay to brew with if you don’t have a thermometer.
5.) Once finished pouring water, place the plunger on top of the brewer chamber, about 1cm in. This creates a vacuum to stop the coffee from dripping through.
6.) When the timer is at 2:00 minutes, gently swirl the AeroPress and wait 30 seconds to allow the particles to sink to the bottom.
7) Press the plunger steadily down for approximately 30 seconds until you hear the air leave the chamber. It may make a slight hissing sound as the plunger is being pushed down into your cup. Tip: it is best to press gently and evenly as this will produce a sweeter more balanced cup compared to a hard and forceful press.
8.) Drink and enjoy!
9.) Cleaning: Remove the cap and discard the grinds and filter. Cleaning up is easy; the brewing chamber has already been cleaned by the plunger. Just rinse the coffee out, clean the disk for any excess grinds, and dry the AeroPress - job done!
Note: If your finished product tastes sour, try grinding your coffee a little finer the next time and/or brewing with a higher temperature water. If your coffee is tasting bitter, try grinding a little coarser and/or brewing at a lower temperature.