This fascinating coffee brewing device was invented in 2005 by Alan Adler, the american inventor of the Aerobie Pro and the founder of Aeropress Inc. He is an expert in aerodynamics, so it’s no wonder that the Aeropress was designed with the objective to extract coffee using air.
The Aeropress is a hybrid brewing method that combines immersion and pressure brewing: the ground coffee is infused for a short time in hot water, then the drink is filtered under pressure as if it were in a large syringe. The Aeropress has become very popular due to its versatility, to the point of creating international competitions dedicated exclusively to this coffee maker. It is also ideal for preparing your own coffee while traveling or in the open air.
The Coffee obtained with the Aeropress is a mix between espresso and filter coffee. Experts say (us included) that it has the brightness of the espresso and the texture of filter coffee.
Brewing coffee with an Aeropress is efficient, convenient and the result is a really good coffee, so why not give it a try? There are two main preparation techniques, the traditional method and the inverted method. Let’s check out the inverted method:
Follow these simple steps to prepare a delicious cup of coffee with your Aeropress:
Pour water in your kettle and bring it to 94°C (This is the optimal temperature for brewing with an Aeropress)
If you have a kettle with temperature control just set it to 94°C.
Insert an Aeropress paper filter into the detachable plastic cap. Soak it with hot water to remove paper taste, just be careful to not get burned.
Assemble your Aeropress inserting the plunger in the brew chamber, think about a syringe, the mechanics are the same. And place the Aeropress on a flat surface with the brew chamber facing upwards.
Add coffee. Don’t worry about optimal coffee grind size or dose. With GROUNDtoENJOY for Aeropress everything is calibrated for a perfect brew. Just open it and empty the ground coffee in the brew chamber.
Pour about 30ml of hot water, stir with the Aeropress stir paddle or a spoon, and let the coffee bloom for 30 seconds.
Once the 30 seconds have passed, pour the remaining hot water to fill your Aeropress and wait for one minute.
*Just enough time to capture the moment with a click to share on your social media! 😉
After one minute has passed, stir gently and seal the Aeropress with the plastic cap.
Carefully flip your Aeropress into your carafe or directly your mug and start pressing downwards for about 30 seconds. Eventually, your Aeropress will start making a hissing sound, this is the sign that you should stop pressing in order to avoid extracting the bitter notes.
Your coffee is ready!
Relax and take your time to savour this good cup of coffee…
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