AeroPress

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This remarkable device was created by the inventor of the Aerobie flying ring. The AeroPress is a fast, easy and convenient way to brew great coffee at home. Due to its portability it’s also an ideal travel companion for making coffee on the go. Either way it provides a remarkably clean brew. As always you will need to be using high quality fresh beans, a good grinder set correctly, and filtered or bottled water for best results. 

Required

15g Freshly Ground Coffee/250ml Filtered Water/AeroPress/Filter Paper

Method 

Fill your kettle and start it to boil.

Remove the plunger and the cap from the chamber. Put a filter in the cap and twist it onto the chamber. Stand the chamber on a sturdy, jug, cup or mug.

Prepare to grind your coffee. Use 15g of beans per cup. Grind the beans using a fine setting. The ground coffee should be about as fine as table salt.

Pour the ground coffee into the chamber.

Pour 40ml hot water slowly into the chamber and allow the coffee to bloom for 25 seconds.  Pour a further 210ml of water into the chamber and stir.  The water should be around 85-90˚C.

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Wet the rubber seal and insert the plunger into the chamber. Gently press down about a quarter of an inch and begin to push, maintaining the downward pressure for about 20 to 30 seconds until you begin to hear a hissing sound.

You’ve now made an Aeropress filtered coffee.   Enjoy black or with milk, as you prefer.

To clean up – Remove the cap and set it aside, push the plunger to eject the ‘puck’ of coffee grounds, finally rinse away any grounds left on the rubber seal. Store your Aeropress with the plunger pushed all the way through or completely removed (keeping the seal uncompressed to prolong its life).   

Enjoy your beautifully brewed coffee.