Why Brew With The Aeropress?
The AeroPress is probably the most versatile coffee brewer of all time. It brews hot, cold, even upside-down. It goes where you do, ensuring you'll always have full-bodied, grit-free coffee close at hand. The AeroPress was invented by Alan Adler, of Aerobie fame, in 2005, which seems to be the year of coffee, as the Hario V60 was also released. Speaking of V60, the AeroPress can make pour over coffee, as well as espresso-style, cold brew, and possibly even more. Though it came out almost 20 years ago, people are still finding ways to make the AeroPress feel brand-new.
All the unique recipes and filter cap adapters aside, the greatest example of AeroPress's perpetual Renaissance is the World AeroPress Championship. There's really no way to delve into everything the AeroPress is and can be, but we'll do what Adler intended from the brewer's inception: “brew a superior cup of coffee.”
We recommend measuring by weight instead of volume for the most accurate brew ratio.
19g (2 ½ tbsp)
135g (5 oz.)
1 - 2 mins.
- 19g fine-ground coffee
- AeroPress Original
- 135g water, 30 seconds off boil
- Grind 19g coffee to a fine consistency.
- Place micro-filter in filter cap and attach it to the brew chamber. Rinse with hot water to remove paper taste.
- Place your AeroPress on a sturdy mug. Flimsy mugs can't handle the AeroPress' power.
- Add the ground coffee, level the bed, and evenly saturate with 135g water.
- Stir for 20 - 30 seconds, then plunge slowly. We recommend using your forearm and leaning into it.
- Drink it as is for an espresso-style coffee or dilute to your liking for an Americano.