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The Aeropress is a device for brewing coffee that was invented in 2005. Coffee is steeped for a per…

The Aeropress is a device for brewing coffee that was invented in 2005. Coffee is steeped for a period of time and then forced through a filter, paper or disc shaped thin metal, by pressing the plunger through the tube. Devoted fans of the aeropress say it makes the best coffee. On top of being very easy to use, it is a full immersion method like a French Press but applies a good amount of pressure when extracting the coffee. The looks are not exactly beautiful but it is utilitarian. it’s easy to use, nearly indestructible but again, in the right hands, it delivers superb coffee.

Step 1:

Bring 8 oz (240 g) of water to a boil (198 – 205°F). Weigh out 15–18 grams of coffee (depending on your preferred strength). Grind to a texture slightly finer than sea salt.

Step 2:

Insert a paper filter into the AeroPress’s detachable plastic cap.

Step 3:

Use some of your hot water to rinse your filter and cap. The water helps the filter adhere to the cap, and heats your brewing vessel or cup.

Step 4:

Assemble your AeroPress. Make sure the entire assembly is dry, since any residual moisture can compromise the device’s seal.

Step 5:

Place it on your scale with the flared end up, then tare the weight. The numbers should appear upside-down.

Step 6:

Add your ground coffee. Be careful not to spill any grounds into the ring-shaped gutter at the top of the AeroPress. We suggest to use coffee funnel to avoid any spill of coffee grounds.

Step 7:

Add twice the weight of water than your coffee grounds (e.g., for 18 grams coffee, add 36 grams water). The water should be about 198 – 201°F.

Step 8:

Make sure the coffee is saturated evenly, and let it sit for 45 seconds.

Step 9:

After 45 seconds, stir the grounds using paddle.

Step 10:

Add the remaining hot water to fill the chamber and let it set for a minute and 45 seconds, once time has elapsed, stir grounds 10 times to agitate.

Step 11:

Gently remove your Aeropress from the scale and place it on your counter. Fasten the cap, ensuring it locks into the grooves tightly. Place the brewing vessel or cup on the top and flip the whole assembly over with haste and control.

Step 12:

Position it on top of your brew vessel and begin applying downward pressure. You will experience about 30 pounds of resistance here. If the pushing feels too easy, your grind is likely too coarse; if it’s very hard to push, chances are the grind is too fine. Your coffee is fully brewed once it begins to make a hissing sound. This means there is no more water to push through the device.

Step 13:

Once you’ve unscrewed the cap, you can pop out the filter and the puck of condensed grounds by simply pushing AeroPress’s interior section a final inch.

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