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Aeropress

June 15, 2017 2 min read

Aeropress

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Brew Like This If…

You either a.) work in an office and are sick of the crappy coffee they serve and will make coffee at work which will undoubtedly impress your boss and get you a massive raise b.) dig the fun fact that Alan Adler, the guy who invented the Aerobie frisbee, also made this fancy brew device. You know, the one with the hole in the middle that flies super far. Or c.) you read The Four Hour Workweek and want to be like Tim Ferriss, who admittedly is pretty rad.

Rundown

  • Prep Time: 3 min
  • Brew Time: 2 min
  • Cups: 1 short mug
  • Brew ratio: 1:13
  • In your mouth: Full-bodied & Sweet
  • Grind size: Coarse like table salt

Gear:

  • Aeropress 
  • 17 grams of whole beans
  • 220 ml of filtered water
  • Burr grinder or hand grinder
  • Gooseneck kettle w/ thermometer
  • Aeropress paddle
  • Calculator
  • Timer
  • Scale
  • Mug

Pre-Brew

  • Use a brew ratio of coffee to water that is 1:13.
  • Bring your water boil at 205 degrees.
  • While boiling place paper filter in AeroPress basket and then preheat the device with water along with rinsing the filter to remove the paper taste.
  • Allow the kettle water to cool 15 seconds more after wetting the filter.
  • Screw the basket onto the bottom of the brewer and place it on top of the mug.
  • Load ground coffee into the AeroPress.

Brew

Step 1: Bloom (0 - :30)

  • Start a timer and pour hot water over the coffee ensuring you saturate all grounds within 10 seconds.
  • Spin the brewer on the mug to ensure all coffee is saturated.
  • If you can visually see any unsaturated coffee through the walls of the Aeropress, wet them.
  • Wait for 30 seconds as the coffee blooms.

Step 2: Brew (:30 - 1:30)

  • Pour water slowly to 220 grams or up to the coffee line #4.
  • Use Aeropress paddle to stir coffee.
  • Place plunger on Aeropress and pull up a bit to create a seal.

Step 3: Push (1:30 - 2)

  • Begin pushing down the coffee slowly. This step should take 30 seconds. The faster you go the more bitter your coffee will be, so have patience young padawan.
  • Stop when you begin to hear the coffee hissing at you like a cat.

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