Why Brew Inverted With The Aeropress?
Few manual coffee brewers can hold a candle to the AeroPress. It's portable, packable, uncrackable, and makes impeccable coffee. Alan Adler invented the AeroPress in 2005 in pursuit of fast, delicious coffee—suffice to say, he did it. Nearly two decades later, the AeroPress is still showing coffee lovers what it can do. There are 3D-printed accessories, a Championship that commenced three short years after its invention, and so much more. One of our favorite ways to brew AeroPress is inverted, which is exactly what it sounds like. Physically balancing the brewer upside-down on its extended plunger and brewing semi-precariously turns the AeroPress into an immersion brewer. This prolonged contact time benefits extraction and overall flavor, plus it's sure to impress at least one person at your next dinner party. Let's get to it.
We recommend measuring by weight instead of volume for the most accurate brew ratio.
19g (2 ½ tbsp)
200g (7 oz.)
1 - 2 mins.
- 19g fine-ground coffee
- AeroPress Original
- 200g water, 30 seconds off boil
- Grind 19g coffee to a fine consistency.
- Place plunger in brew chamber and draw it nearly all the way out. Flip the brewer upside down.
- Add the ground coffee, level the bed, tare your scale, start the timer, and bloom 100g water for 30 seconds.
- Break the crust, bringing the total water up to 200g. Screw the filter cap and filter on.
- At 1 minute 30 seconds, carefully flip your AeroPress onto a sturdy mug and plunge.