How to Brew: Aeropress Coffee

Aeropress on blue mug

METHOD #1: LEVEL GROUND METHOD

Warning: we use the inverted method. There is no reason to be afraid of it. Let's conquer that fear together!

Recipe: 1 1/2 scoops ground coffee, enough water to fill the aeropress

METHOD:

  1. Put the top chamber inside the bottom chamber and turn over.
  2. Add 1 ½ aeropress scoops of ground coffee (or 3 tbsp) *it's a really, really good idea to use the funnel to add the coffee. If grinds get into the top, step 6 might get tricky!
  3. Fill with water to just above the #1 and just below the rim.
  4. Wait 30 seconds, then stir.
  5. Fill with water again up to #1. Set timer.
  6. Screw lid (with pre-wet filter in it) to the top chamber. (*We hope you used the funnel in step 2, or this could get awkward.)
  7. When timer reaches 2 minutes, turn over and press.

*Turning over is really just like pouring from a regular spout. Turn it confidently, and you will have no problem.  

METHOD #2: SCA RECOMMENDATION

Recipe: 33g fine grind coffee, 113g (mL) of water

METHOD:

  1. Place filter in Aeropress & preheat by pouring hot water through it.
  2. Add coffee to bottom chamber of Aeropress & place on scale; tare scale to zero with cup underneath the Aeropress.
  3. Start timer and add 113g (mL) of water.
  4. When all the water has been added, stir the slurry (coffee & water mixture).
  5. When timer reaches 1 minute, stir slurry, add top chamber and press down.
  6. This will produce a concentrated drink that can be enjoyed on its own or can be diluted with equal parts hot water to produce a more American-like beverage. 

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