The Aeropress is brilliant immersion brewer that makes a filter coffee that requires minimal precision, and produces a cup with more body than other pour-over methods. 
All coffees and roast methods will taste great with the Aeropress, what may you ever so slightly lose in delicacy compared to a pour-over, you make up for in ease of use and consistency. 

 

Equipment: 

  • Aeropress 
  • Aeropress filter papers 
  • Mug 
  • Coffee ground for drip filter. 
  • Hot filtered water just off the boil. 
  • Scales 
  • Timer 
  • Aeropress stirrer  

 

Method: 

15g coffee > 225ml water > 2min total brew time.

1. Put a filter paper in the screw-on cap and rinse with hot water to remove the paper taste. Screw cap onto Aeropress chamber and place face down onto your mug. 

2. Places scales under your mug. Put 15g of ground coffee into the Aeropress chamber and zero your scales. 

3. Start timer.  

4. Pour 225ml of water into the Aeropress in within 15 seconds and stir to ensure all grounds are wet.  

5. Gently place the plunger into the chamber to create an air vacuum, this stops too much coffee dripping through prematurely. 

6. At 1min, remove plunger and gently stir to break the crust at the top. Replace plunger. 

7. At 1:15, using just your body weight, press down on the plunger. Stop when you hear hissing. This should be finished  by 2minutes.

If your brew was slow and tastes bitter, coarsen your grind. If your brew was fast and tastes weak and sour, fine your grind. 

If you want more body, up your coffee dose and adjust grind to taste.