Why brew with an Aeropress?
Invented in 2005, this peculiar brewing device has become wildly popular over the last decade due to its ease of use, clean-up and 60 second brew time. The sturdy construction has made it the perfect brewing device for travel. Multiple methods for using the Aeropress have been developed which have been showcased at the World Aeropress Circuit. (Yes, you read correctly. There is an Aeropress competition.) It’s a great way to experiment. The end result should yield a clean cup with plenty of nuance.
You will need:
- Aeropress Paper Filter
- Burr Grinder
- Pouring Kettle
- Digital Gram Scale
- Patriot Whole Bean Coffee
- Filtered Water
- Weigh out 17 grams of whole bean coffee. Grind coffee using a burr grinder to a fine consistency, or just slightly finer than you would for a drip brew. Grind size should resemble table salt.
- Bring 12 fluid ounces of filtered water to a boil. 4 fluid ounces will be used to rinse the filter.
- Insert and secure the paper filter into the Aeropress, then place on top of a sturdy mug. Rinse the filter and brew chamber with near boiling filtered water in order to remove any loose paper fibers and temper the vessel. Discard the rinse water.
- Add your freshly ground coffee to the brew chamber and shake gently to level the bed of grounds.
- Once your water has reached a boil, remove from heat and wait 60 seconds. Pour water onto the bed of grounds until the water level reaches “3” on the Aeropress chamber (approx 7 liquid oz). Give your coffee a quick stir.
- Assemble your Aeropress by inserting the plunger in the brew chamber. Using steady, gentle pressure, press down on the plunger forcing the coffee through the filter. The entire brewing process should take about 60 seconds. Your coffee is ready to enjoy! Our method has called for a 1:12 coffee to water ratio. To adjust the strength of the brew, simply increase or decrease the amount of coffee used.