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Brew Guide - Aeropress

The Aeropress is quickly becoming one of the most popular brew methods available, and for good reason. This super robust piece of kit is portable and convenient enough to suit any occasion. From the office coffee pro to the avid explorer, this will produce great coffee where ever you are. Whilst the device was originally intended to brew espresso style coffee, we prefer to brew a longer filter coffee style drink.

Here’s what you’re going to need:

  • An Aeropress
  • Aeropress filter (paper or steel)
  • A portable grinder
  • Scale
  • Timer
  • Mug / Vessel of some kind
  • Oh, and some bloody good coffee

Weigh & grind your coffee

This is key to getting your brew tasting consistently good. Have
a look at The Golden Rules to find out more. The Aeropress fits a cosy 240ml of liquid, so use 18g of medium-fine ground coffee.

Construct & Flip

First, rinse out the paper filter. Then construct your Aeropress. You’ve probably seen numerous ways to do this, but we recommend putting both chamber and plunger together and standing them upside down (this is known as the inverted method).

Water in and wait

Place coffee into bottom of the top chamber (as it stands upside down, in front of you). Then the water on top. Start the timer. And stir the grounds and water for 30sec. Wait for a further minute.

Plunge and Enjoy

After 2 mins total brew time, pop the cap on with filter inside, flip the Aeropress on to the top of your mug, and slowly plunge for 30 secs. Then, all that’s left to do is kick back and enjoy. Awesome.

Take a look at the Aeropress vide our friends at Boston Tea Party shot in the roastery…

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