Ready to take your home brewing to the next level? The pros at Bristol’s Extract Coffee Roasters talk us through the trusty AeroPress
Created by Alan Adler, a Stanford University engineer and inventor of the Aerobie flying ring, the Aeropress is a simple, easy and (almost) foolproof brew method. Coffee is brewed by pushing water through the ground coffee using what looks like a giant syringe. It might sound strange, but produces a smooth, flavourfull brew that is typically fuller-bodied than a pour-over but cleaner than a cafetiere.
When it comes to coffee roast style, you can use either filter or espresso roast according to your taste and Aeropress recommend a fine grind size, somwhere between espresso and filter.
And if you get good, you can always enter your local heats of the World Aeropress Championships
- AeroPress filter
- A cracking bag of coffee
- An AeroPress will hold 240ml of water, so medium-fine grind 18g of coffee beans.
- Rinse out the paper filter before constructing the AeroPress: we recommend putting both chamber and plunger together and standing them upside down.
- Place the coffee in the bottom of the top chamber before adding the water on top. Start the timer and stir the grounds and water for 30 seconds.
- After 2 minutes total brew time, pop the cap on with the filter inside. Flip the AeroPress on top of the mug, slowly plunge for 30 seconds and enjoy.