On the move with Aeropress
I love the Aeropress and have used this for years. It’s such a simple device but it allows so much control over your brew, and is easy to use. It has the added benefit of being virtually indestructible, easy to clean, and easy to travel with, so you have no excuses to not have good coffee if you’re on the road.
What do you need?
Ground coffee, hot water, an Aeropress with the end cap and filter
Grind size: A little bit finer than a pour over. Medium to fine
Hot water: 185 degrees.
Coffee: 20 Grams.
We have tried this with all of our coffee’s and have found that for the best results, try with either our Brazil or House
Step 1: Pouring in the hot water
Step 2: Start a timer.
Step 3: Pour bypass, 60 grams of water.
The only limiting factor of the aeropress is its size. With the volume of the brew chamber being what it is you are limited to about 8 oz at a time. So for this recipe, we are essentially preparing a concentrated brew, and adding water after the fact to bring the brew to the proper volume and ratio. The ratio that i’ve found that works best for immersion type brewers (French Press, Aeropress, etc.) is about 1:15 ground coffee to hot water. Because the Aeropress will only hold the 21g coffee plus 255 grams of coffee, 60 grams of water as bypass brings the brew to 315 total grams of water, right on that 1:15 ratio.
Make sure you have a sturdy mug to press into!
This is another step that can get a bit messy if you’re not careful. I place the upside down funnel on top of the Aeropress, and with one hand on the funnel and one hand on the plunger handle, carefully turn the brewer over so the funnel leads into the mug with the bypass water already in it. Make sure when you go to press the plunger that your not pressing on top of your scale. Go ahead and press pretty aggressively, the funnel should make sure that you don’t lose coffee out the side. If you find that your coffee is extremely difficult to press, its an indication that your grind is probably too fine.
From start to finish this whole process should take no more than 2 minutes. The great thing about this style of brewing is that it’s very easy to change the different variables, experiment with how that affects the taste of your brew, and find something you like!