Wondering how to make AeroPress coffee? You’ve come to the right guy! As a barista and self-described coffee geek, I fancy myself somewhat of an AeroPress expert.
I’ve worked with the AeroPress a lot in many different coffee shops. It’s always a joy to make coffee with the Aeropress.
First, the AeroPress gives you the choice to brew coffee or make espresso with just one brewer—which not many other methods of coffee preparations do (either that or I haven’t about them).
One of the beautiful things about the brewer is the many different ways you can make AeroPress coffee. You can make a delicious brew or a really balanced espresso.
Based on my firsthand experience, I think everyone should have at least one AeroPress at home or an Aeropress Go if you travel a lot.
In fact, the Aeropress is a must-have and should not be missing from your coffee tools.
In this article, I will show you how to make AeroPress coffee.
But we’ll also discuss the AeroPress itself since it is such a staple in the coffee world.
Ready? Let’s get brewing! Here’s how to make AeroPress coffee, step by step.
- Filter Cap
- Filter Holder
What Is An Aeropress Coffee Maker And How Does It Work?
The AeroPress uses air pressure to make coffee. It’s portable and consists of two cylinders, a plunger, a filter, and a filter holder.
The coffee grounds are placed in the bottom cylinder, hot water is poured over them, and then the plunger is inserted and pushed down to create air pressure, forcing the water through the coffee grounds and the filter, into the top cylinder.
Who Invented the AeroPress?
The AeroPress was invented by Alan Adler in the USA.
Alan Adler, a retired engineering instructor from Stanford University, founded the company as Aerobie, Inc. in 1984.
They initially produced high-performance sports toys such as the Aerobie Pro flying ring, which was used to break the Guinness World Record for the farthest thrown object.
However, in 2004, Adler shifted his focus to studying the coffee brewing process with the aim of creating a superior cup of coffee.
The AeroPress Original was introduced in 2005 and has since gained worldwide popularity, with sales in over 60 countries.
How to Make AeroPress Coffee – What You Need
- AeroPress and AeroPress filter
- A grinder or grinder coffee (I recommend a grind similar to table salt)
- A scale
- A kettle of hot water
- A cup or a pitcher
- A recipe that I will give to you 😊
- And a lot of enthusiasm
How to Make AeroPress Coffee
Step One: Prepare your water and coffee.
Boil your water from 197.6 to 204.8 Fahrenheit. You can adjust the water temperature how you like, but your water temperature Aeropress shouldn’t exceed 205-210 at the absolute maximum.
And weigh 14 grams of coffee. I recommend using freshly ground coffee to improve the taste. The grind size should be just like table salt.
Step Two: Insert a paper filter into AeroPress’ detachable plastic cap.
Use some of your hot water to wet your filter and cap. The water helps the filter cling to the cap and warms up your container at the same time. Nifty, huh?
Step Three: Add your coffee grounds.
Step Four: Begin pouring the water.
Pour 40 grams of water to saturate the coffee grounds and stir well with a spoon, wait 40 seconds.
Step Five: Wait, pour, and stir.
After 40 seconds pour 200 grams of water and stir well. Then wait until 2 minutes.
Step Six: Attach the plunger.
After 2 minutes, attach the plunger (top part) of the AeroPress.
Fasten the top to seal your AeroPress and prevent any more water from leaking through into your cup.
Step Seven: Press gently.
Use pressure to push the water through the paper. After conducting experiments with my AeroPress, I’ve discovered that it should take roughly 30 seconds.
If the coffee is too thin, it will brew too fast. You’ll need a finer grind.
On the other end of the spectrum, if it’s too slow and the coffee is thick, you need to grind your beans more coarsely next time.
Step Eight: Enjoy your brew!
That’s it for how to make AeroPress coffee. It’s relatively straightforward, but there are a few more moving parts to get the hang of than your typical French Press or drip brewer.
That said, it’s worth it. The AeroPress makes incredible coffee. Cheers!
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How to Make AeroPress Coffee – FAQs
How to Make AeroPress Coffee Without A Scale?
What Kind Of Grind Is Best For Aeropress Coffee?
What Is The Best Temperature For Aeropress When Boiling Water?
How Long Should The Aeropress Steep?
How Do I Clean My Aeropress?
What Is The Best AeroPress Ratio Of Coffee To Water?
Can I Use A Paper Filter With My Aeropress?
How Long Does It Take To Make Aeropress Coffee?
Can I Make Iced Coffee With My Aeropress?
Is The Aeropress Easy To Travel With?
How Many Grams Are In An Aeropress Scoop?
How To Make Strong Aeropress Coffee?
How To Use Aeropress Go?
1. Place a filter in the filter cap and rinse it with hot water.
2. Screw the filter cap onto the main chamber and place it on top of a mug or carafe.
3. Add the desired amount of coffee to the chamber, then add hot water up to the desired level.
4. Stir the coffee and water mixture for about 10 seconds.
5. Insert the plunger and press down gently until all the coffee is extracted.
6. Enjoy your freshly brewed coffee!
How To Use Aeropress For Espresso?
However, you can use the Aeropress to make a coffee concentrate that can be diluted with hot water or milk to make a coffee that is similar to espresso. To do this, use a very fine grind of coffee, a high coffee-to-water ratio (e.g. 20g coffee to 60ml water), and a short steep time (20-30 seconds).
Press the coffee concentrate into a small cup or shot glass and dilute it with hot water or milk to your desired strength.