AeroPress

The AeroPress is great for experimenting with different brewing techniques, simple to use and easy to clean. A great choice for all types of coffee, the AeroPress is well-suited to brewing light, delicate cups as well as rich, heavy brews.

You'll Need

  • 17.5g fresh coffee
  • Soft, clean water
  • Aeropress and paper filter
  • Grinder
  • Spoon
  • Scales and timer
  • Decanter

Brewing ratio

We recommend using a ratio of 70g of coffee per litre of water. In the below example we’ll be using 17.5g of coffee to 250g of water.

Method

  1. 1. Grind your coffee on a fine-medium setting, similar to caster sugar.
  2. 2. Place the filter paper into the cap of the brewer and rinse thoroughly with hot water. This rinses the filter of its papery taste. Screw the cap to the brewer.
  3. 3. Add your coffee to the brewer and sit on top of the decanter, placing both on a set of scales.
  4. 4. Tare the scales. Start a timer and pour 250g of water.
  5. 5. Use the spoon to stir three times. The aim here is to ensure no grounds are left dry. Insert the plunger on top of the brewing chamber to create a vacuum, stopping the coffee from dripping through too soon. Remove the brewer and decanter from the scales.
  6. 6. At 2:00, gently press the plunger down for 30 seconds.
  7. 7. Remove the brewer from the decanter. Stir and enjoy.

Tip

If your coffee tastes slightly sour or weak, try grinding finer next time. If your coffee tastes slightly bitter or too strong, try grinding coarser next time.