KNOW THE LINGO
- Bloom: When coffee grounds come in contact with hot water, they release carbon dioxide and often bubble and expand, creating a blossoming effect.
- Your Aeropress
- Aeropress filter & funnel
- 20 grams (3 tbsp) coffee
- 200 grams (7 ounces) filtered water
- Digital Scale
- Your favorite tiny mug
- Insert the piston about 2 cm into the body of the Aeropress and place the device upside down on the scale. Pour some hot water into the device to warm it before brewing
- Place the circular paper filter into the filter holder, rinse with hot water, and set aside
- Grind your coffee on a medium setting like how you would grind for a pour over. Using the funnel included with the Aeropress, pour the grinds into the chamber
0:00 – Bring your water to a boil and remove from heat, set aside let cool for ~30 seconds
0:00 – Start the timer and pour 30 grams of water to bloom the grinds and wait another 30 seconds
0:30 – After the bloom, slowly pour more water until there are 200 grams total
1:00 – Lock filter holder onto Aeropress and let steep for an additional minute and a half
2:20 – Place mug upside down atop the Aeropress and while firmly grasping the mug with one hand and the Aeropress with the other, very carefully invert the two so the brewer is sitting atop the mug
2:30 – Slowly push down the plunger until all liquid is expelled; approximately 30 seconds
3:00 – Your coffee is finished! Discard coffee puck, wash your Aeropress and enjoy your small (but amazing) cup of coffee
How Does this Differ from the Instructions Provided with my Aeropress?
We've found this recipe yields consistent and delicious coffee from tiny cup to tiny cup. By grinding slightly courser, increasing the brew time, and having the device inverted, we create an infusion-style brew that has a more uniform extraction. There are many ways to brew using the Aeropress, so if your coffee doesn't seem to taste just right, change one thing at a time (grind size, ratio, water temp.) until you find your perfect cup.