Brew Guide: Aeropress
Aerobie created a device by coffee lovers, for coffee lovers to create a unique brew that can only be brought to you by the precision of Aerodynamics and an obsessive level of passion for coffee. Follow this step-by-step guide on how to brew the perfect blend using the Aeropress.
Step 1
Prepare and boil 7oz or 200g of water. Measure and weigh about 15–18 grams of coffee beans (depending on your preferred strength). Grind beans until the texture is a little finer than sea salt..
Step 2
Locate AeroPress's detachable plastic cap and carefully insert a paper filter.
Step 3
Wet your filter and cap with some hot water. The water not only helps the filter adhere to the cap, but also and heats your brewing chamber. Be very careful during this process because the cap is rather small and the hot water can sting so its very imperative to hold the cap by the “ears” and pour very slowly. This is also make sure the filter adequately absorbs the water.
Step 4
Assemble the AeroPress and make sure the entire assembly is completely dry, since any residual moisture can compromise the seal.
Step 5
Place it on your scale with the flared end up, then tare the weight. The numbers should end up upside-down. You can alternatively attach the black filter cap and place it right side-up, but take note this tends to cause leaks and make brewing difficult and less accurate.
Step 6
Carefully add your ground coffee. Make sure not to spill any grounds into the ring-shaped gutter found at the top of the device but take note this tends to cause leaks and make brewing difficult and less accurate.
Step 7
Set your timer. The water has to weight twice the grams of your ground (30g of water for 15g of coffee). The water should be about 200 degrees F.
Step 8
Even saturation of the coffee is key, mix slightly using a paddle of a butter knife in necessary, and let it simmer for 30 seconds.
Step 9
Use the remaining hot water to fill the chamber.
Step 10
After a full minute, stir your grounds 10 times to agitate.
Step 11
Ensure the grooves are locked tightly by fastening the cap. Flip the whole assembly over with control. Position it atop your brew vessel and start applying downward pressure slowly. You should be feeling a strong resistance of about 30lbs. As a rule of thumb. If grind is too coarse, pushing will be very easy and if its too fine, the push will be too hard. Your brew is fully ready once it makes a hissing sound and means that there is no more water to push through the Aeropress.
Step 12
Once the cap is unscrewed, push the AeroPress’s interior section one last inch to safely pop out the filter and the pick of condensed grounds.